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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…

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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…

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Meet our LA Works WIN Team Leaders!

OCLA/LA Works WIN Database Project Leads train weekly volunteers to update the 2,200+  programs in the WIN app.  Meet our WIN/ L.A. Works leadership team!

Legislative Update: Homelessness in Congress’ Reconciliation Bill

This week is extremely important for federal legislation and homelessness: it could be the week that the House votes on a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that includes significant investments in low-income housing and supportive housing services.  The House Financial […]

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Position Statement on Sanctioned Encampments

It is the position of the National Coalition for the Homeless that housing is a human right which is defined as a safe, affordable, accessible place to call a home.
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Rep. Cori Bush’s ‘Unhoused Bill Of Rights’ Calls On Congress To End Homelessness

The resolution from Bush, who experienced homelessness, demands Congress invest in affordable housing and services for unhoused people.

California Eyes Paying Off Past-Due Rent Accrued During Pandemic

Residents earning up to 80% of their area’s median income would benefit from the plan that’s reportedly being finalized in the state Legislature.

California Plans To Invest $12 Billion To Fight Homelessness Crisis

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a historic investment in affordable housing and rental support as part of the state’s “California Comeback Plan.”

HUD Revokes Trump Rule Allowing Transgender Discrimination In Homeless Shelters

The Biden administration has withdrawn the proposed rule, which would have allowed single-sex shelters to turn away transgender people.

Judge Orders Los Angeles To Provide Housing To Skid Row’s Entire Homeless Population

“This ever-worsening public health and safety emergency demands immediate, life-saving action,” a federal judge said Tuesday.

America’s Eviction Crisis Is A Public Health Disaster Waiting To Happen

Pushing millions of people out of their homes could prolong the coronavirus pandemic and trigger a wave of long-term impacts.

Should I Call The Police About A Person Experiencing Homelessness?

Calling 911 can often do more harm than good for the homeless community.

My Daughter And I Just Became ‘Unhoused’ During The COVID-19 Crisis

“Our belongings are packed in a garage and I no longer have employment. The question of where my daughter and I will lay our heads on any given week is a bit of an unknown.”