Summary of 2020 Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping

  • September 30, 2020
  • |Publications

Addressing the effects of racism, past and present, is an important part of any work to end homelessness. The Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping (EO) broadly misrepresents the work that many people are doing in this area. […]

Responding to COVID-19: Conversations with Homeless System Leaders

  • September 16, 2020
  • |Publications

August 2020 Following the initial community surveys in March 2020, Alliance staff held conversations with homeless system leaders throughout May and June to discuss how systems are approaching housing placements, ensuring healthy conditions, data collection, staffing, partnerships, and common challenges […]

Voices from the Field: COVID-19 and Recession Surveys, Interviews, and Data

  • August 13, 2020
  • |Publications

The Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute has conducted surveys with Continuums of Care (CoC) throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to assess their most pressing needs, and identify any trends in homelessness as a result of the pandemic. The reports below detail how […]

Transgender Homeless Adults & Unsheltered Homelessness: What the Data Tell Us

  • July 24, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Limited information exists about the number of transgender people experiencing homelessness. There are very few data sets relative to this population, but all the data tells a similar story: transgender people are more likely to be unsheltered than their cisgender peers, and those who […]

Tools and Resources to Support the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response

  • June 30, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Publications

The Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response provides guidance for how homelessness systems can leverage the CARES Act and approval of other funding sources (such as FEMA Public Assistance) to simultaneously conduct emergency protective measures while planning for recovery-oriented uses […]

State of Homelessness: Findings from the 2020 Edition (Webinar)

  • June 25, 2020
  • |Publications, Videos, Toolkits and Training Materials

In a recent webinar, the Homelessness Research Institute (HRI) at the National Alliance to End Homelessness provides an overview of key findings from the recently released State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition report. Learn about homelessness data on both national and […]

State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition Graphics

  • June 25, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

The following graphics correspond to data published in the State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition. Please click on each thumbnail to download the full version of the graphic. Data Rates of Homelessness: Race Increases in Homelessness (by Percent): Gender Permanent and […]

Community-level Responses of Homelessness Assistance Programs to COVID-19: Data from May 2020

  • May 28, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

A new survey, conducted by the Alliance in May 2020, demonstrates the continual challenges and gaps in resources Continuums of Care (CoCs) face while serving people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, targeted to CoC leadership, inquires how […]

Exploring the State of Homelessness in 2020

  • May 14, 2020
  • |Publications

Today the Alliance is releasing an updated version of its annual report—The State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition. As in previous years, it continues to be a tool to help evaluate the nation’s progress towards ending homelessness. Based on data collected […]

Using Your Data to Analyze Racial Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • May 4, 2020
  • |Publications

As many states have now begun to report demographic data about who is getting sick and who is dying from COVID-19, it should come as no surprise that the pandemic is hitting Black communities particularly hard. We know in general that Black people […]