Exploring the Potential Impacts of COVID-19 Emergency Housing Resources

  • January 18, 2022
  • |Data and Graphics

A new interactive tool produced by the Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute can help communities revisit their ERA and EHV targeting strategies to recognize the potential of fully taking advantage of this once-in-a-generation opportunity. This data visualization is based on homeless […]

What Happened After Congress Invested in Emergency Housing Vouchers: A Survey of Homeless Services Providers

  • December 2, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Written by: Joy Moses Additional Contributors: Jackie Gardner and Julie Pagaduan The most recent legislation, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), became law in March 2021 and included $5 billion in new investments for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs), targeting people […]

Millions of Americans Are Housing Insecure: Rent Relief and Eviction Assistance Continue to Be Critical

  • November 9, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Written By Julie Pagaduan | November 9, 2021 Among the most striking results were the responses from August 18 – 30, 2021 (week 36 of the survey), when the federal eviction moratorium ended, indicating that nearly half of adult renters […]

Tax System-Based Relief Can Still Offer Individuals a Needed Boost

  • September 7, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Written By Julie Pagaduan | September 7, 2021 The Alliance has created a series of materials explaining the potential impact of these dollars and has cited several resources to help households file their taxes. The first part of the series […]

Understanding Economic Impact Payments and the Child Tax Credit

  • August 4, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

This issue brief provides an overview of two key benefits recently made available to households across the country, including people experiencing homelessness: Economic Impact Payments, and the Child Tax Credit. It provides guidance on how families can access these benefits, […]

State of Homelessness: 2021 Edition

  • July 27, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

The current report draws from the nationwide Point-in-Time Count that occurred in January of 2020, just a few weeks before COVID-19 was declared a national emergency. Thus, the data does not reflect any of the changes brought about by the […]

Data Visualization: The Evidence on Housing First

  • May 25, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics

Housing First has been thoroughly studied as an effective approach to ending people’s homelessness. System leaders, advocates, policymakers, and others are encouraged to review the following visualization, which demonstrates the overwhelming volume of research and data supporting Housing First. It […]

Data Snapshot: Comparing Point in Time Counts between 2019 and 2020

  • April 20, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics

The 2020 Point in Time count reflected a 2.2 percent increase in overall homelessness compared to 2019. However, states and Continuums of Care (CoCs) showed significant variation in the changes to their overall homelessness counts, as well as the counts […]

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 […]