Understanding A Growing Older Adult Homeless Population
Why Is It Important to Count? It is difficult to determine just how many older adults are currently homeless, on a national scale. Not knowing the true size of the population makes it hard to measure progress in preventing and […]
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Dirty Dozen Meanest Cities in the US
The National Coalition for the Homeless has been shocked by the number of cities engaged in raiding encampments of people who are otherwise unhoused, throwing away valuables (medications, food, personal or historical papers) of those without anywhere e…
Employed and Experiencing Homelessness: What the Numbers Show
The truth is that many do – in fact, a 2021 study from the University of Chicago estimates that 53% of people living in homeless shelters and 40% of unsheltered people were employed, either full or part-time, in the year […]
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NCH Demands an End to the Cruel Policies of Making it Illegal to be Without Housing in the US.
Homes Not Sweeps Actions Continue September 6 – 11, 2022 The National Coalition for the Homeless is declaring the first week of September a Homes Not Sweeps Week of Action. We will host demonstrators, protests, and marches across the nation to ca…
LA City Council Votes To Outlaw Homeless Camps Near Schools, Day Care Centers
The 11-3 vote came after a tense meeting interrupted by protesters, resulting in one arrest and two police officers getting injured.
Opportunities and Challenges in Addressing Homelessness
Testimony of Alliance CEO, Ann Oliva, to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs at the “Opportunities and Challenges in Addressing Homelessness” hearing on July 19, 2022. Chairwoman Smith, Ranking Member Rounds, and members of the Subcommittee, my […]
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More Jail Time or More Housing?
Written by Norm Stamper, Ph.D., Seattle Chief of Police (Ret) To achieve public safety, social justice, and an equitable society, we must disentangle issues of crime from issues of homelessness. Preventing crime, detecting and apprehending those who commit it, and […]
Rising Rents and Inflation Are Likely Increasing Low-Income Families’ Risk of Homelessness
Rising rents and persistent inflation increase the risk for people becoming homeless and serve as barriers to people who are trying to exit homelessness. In a 2020 study, researchers at the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that “a $100 increase […]
National Alliance to End Homelessness Expresses Support for Affordable Housing Investments in the Build Back Better Framework
This plan proposes $150 billion in decades-overdue affordable housing investments. This includes increased funding to dramatically boost the Housing Choice Voucher program and the Housing Trust Fund, as well as funds to improve public housing in the United States. “These […]
Is Unsheltered Homelessness About to Increase in Your Town? Much Will Depend on Decisions We Make Now.
Among the beneficiaries are individuals in fragile health who had been residing outdoors and who did not feel comfortable or safe in more traditional larger shelter programs. Because of this new approach, people were kept safe from transmitting or acquiring […]
Home and Community-Based Services: Life Giving Supports for People Who Need Them
By: Nicole Jorwic, Senior Director of Public Policy, The Arc Despite the devastating impacts of the pandemic, our nation’s response to COVID-19 has provided many new opportunities to expand badly needed resources to address the unmet needs of people who […]
Full-Time Work Is Not Enough For Millions Of Americans. We Need To Talk About It.
“I met people across the country, from Appalachia to Oakland, who worked multiple jobs, had multiple roommates, and still could not reliably pay all of their bills each month.”
I had just scored a long touchdown – A reflection on Racial Injustice
by Donald Whitehead I was a part of a small group of thirteen- and fourteen-year-olds who often played a lively game of tag football in the Burnet Avenue U.S Post office parking lot in Cincinnati, Ohio. I had just scored a long touchdown. As I was fin…
The Fight for Transformative Federal Investments in Low-Income Housing Continues
However, given how difficult it is for Congress to take decisive action because of wafer-thin Democratic margins in both chambers, a breakthrough may not come until later in the month, or even next month. There is much at stake for […]
HOUSING IS INFRASTRUCTURE
Bring America Home Now Campaign Supports the Build Back Better Act Bring America Home Now: A Comprehensive Grassroots Campaign to End Homelessness in the U.S. is led by people who have themselves experienced homelessness and is focused on the passage o…
Legislative Update: Keeping Historic Housing Funds in the Build Back Better Act
The bill is also referred to as the “reconciliation” bill because it is proceeding through the Congressional budget reconciliation process: it only needs 50 Senate votes to pass, and isn’t subject to filibuster. It will likely receive no Republican supports, […]
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I Was Married With A Full-Time Job. Then I Had To Move Into My Car.
“How did I wind up living in my car? My husband disappeared. Before he vanished, I stopped recognizing him.”