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 […]

An Essential Way to Help During COVID-19: Advocate

  • April 30, 2020
  • |Publications

More reports come in every day of high rates of COVID-19 in homeless shelters, and of homeless people dying on the streets. Communities are working hard to keep homeless people safe and keep the number of homeless people from skyrocketing. […]

A Framework for COVID-19 Homelessness Response: Responding to the Intersecting Crises of Homelessness and COVID-19

  • April 29, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Publications

A Framework for 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 of […]

State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition

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

As the Alliance publishes this updated version of the State of Homelessness, COVID-19 is creating a health and economic crisis in America and throughout the world. It is too soon to determine its ultimate impacts. Thus, this year’s report represents […]

A Research Agenda for Ending Homelessness

  • April 21, 2020
  • |Publications

This document is intended to inform government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and other funders about outstanding research questions on homeless populations and subpopulations and interventions designed to end homelessness. The agenda does not represent an exhaustive list of unanswered questions, but instead focuses on the most pressing unanswered research questions immediately relevant to policy and program development.

Community Survey: Protecting People Experiencing Homelessness from COVID-19

  • March 30, 2020
  • |Publications

The National Alliance to End Homelessness asked homeless providers, leaders, advocates, allies, and those with lived homelessness to complete a survey on what they needed to protect people experiencing homelessness from COVID-19. The Alliance released the survey on March 20 […]

Fact Sheet: Population At-Risk – Homelessness and the COVID-19 Crisis

  • March 25, 2020
  • |Publications

People experiencing homelessness are uniquely at risk for contracting COVID-19. The Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute has compiled a fact sheet on COVID-19 and homelessness, based on researchers’ recent recommendations on how to serve this vulnerable population during the pandemic. These recommendations […]

Estimated Emergency and Observational/Quarantine Bed Need for the US Homeless Population Related to COVID-19 Exposure by County; Projected Hospitalizations, Intensive Care Units and Mortality

  • March 20, 2020
  • |Publications

Authors: Dennis Culhane, Daniel Treglia and Ken Steif, University of Pennsylvania Randall Kuhn, University of California Los Angeles Thomas Byrne, Boston University This report aims to establish the potential mortality and hospitalization costs associated with COVID-19 infection among the homeless population in the […]