The Next Four Years: What Can We Expect for Homelessness and Housing Policy?

  • January 25, 2021
  • |Publications

With the start of a new Presidential Administration, it’s a good time to look at what opportunities and challenges lie ahead as we seek an end to homelessness in the United States. In the coming months the Alliance will continue […]

The Racial Equity Dialogue Series: Starting the Conversation About Racism in the North Carolina Balance of State CoC

  • January 15, 2021
  • |Publications

This blog post is authored by staff at the North Carolina Balance of State Continuum of Care. A Call to Action In response to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, North Carolina Balance of State Continuum of Care […]

Caring for Homeless Services Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • January 5, 2021
  • |Publications, Videos, Toolkits and Training Materials

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for homeless service providers, and these challenges only continue. But even during these difficult times, there is a lot that leadership can do to stave off employee burnout—and it doesn’t take a big budget to […]

Homelessness in 2021: Five Factors to Watch

  • December 29, 2020
  • |Publications

As the nation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness will continue to be a national crisis. Although the number of people experiencing homelessness is still lower than it was in 2007, homelessness has been increasing since 2016. It is likely […]

Conducting an Unsheltered Point-in-Time Count During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • December 28, 2020
  • |Publications

Updated January 4, 2021 Authors: Dan Treglia, PhD MPP; Daphne Chimbel BSW; Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH University of Pennsylvania This report provides guidance on conducting a street-based Point-in-Time (PIT) count that maintains the health and safety of individuals performing the […]

Fewer Than 4 in 10 Families with a Shelter Stay Have Dedicated Permanent Housing Support to Exit Homelessness

  • December 17, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Last year, approximately 52,000 families were assisted out of homelessness with rapid re-housing assistance. Another 7,300 families with high needs were assisted into permanent supportive housing and 1,300 families received other permanent housing assistance to exit homelessness. This is a […]

Surveying Local Homeless Service Providers (Part 3): Responses from November 2020

  • December 15, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

December 2020 The latest installment of community surveys reflects the findings of a third online survey of Continuum of Care leaders. These findings reflect how homeless service providers and systems have been able to maintain service delivery amidst the ongoing […]

Addressing Racial Equity in the Field is a Must: The Racial Equity Learning Series Can Help You Get There

  • December 15, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Publications

Over the past several years, there have been countless events that have publicly exposed how racial disparities span across every segment of life. Some of the most prominent examples included Hurricane Katrina, and the ongoing scourge of police killings, but […]

What’s Next? Staying Focused After the Election

  • November 10, 2020
  • |Publications

Well, that was exciting. Joe Biden ran on a platform that included a commitment to the Housing First approach to homelessness, strong investments in affordable housing centered around race equity, and building the capacity of the economy to provide jobs […]

5 Key Facts About Homeless Veterans

  • November 9, 2020
  • |Publications

In November, the nation takes a day off to honor its veterans. In recent years, the homeless services world has held these sentiments all year long: diligently working to secure permanent housing for everyone who has served our country. Below […]