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 […]

How to Effectively Work with Federal, State, and Local Leaders

  • May 20, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

Regular engagement with elected officials is critical to any community’s efforts to end homelessness. Programs depend on federal, state, and local funding, so it is essential to regularly educate policymakers that investing in ending homelessness is good for their community. […]

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 […]

COVID-19: Federal Resource Guideline Series

  • May 6, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to homelessness systems, and with that, expanded several avenues of federal funding available for community response. The following resources are designed to help communities understand the various resources available to them, what activities […]

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.

COVID-19 Webinar Series

  • April 1, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Videos, Toolkits and Training Materials

Alliance staff and other experts will be discussing various tools, guidance, and strategies relating to how providers and homelessness system leaders can respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be updated as subsequent webinars are conducted. View webinar recordings, […]