Sneak Preview: The State of Homelessness in America 2013

written by Sam Batko
April 2, 2013

I’m excited to announce that, on next Tuesday, April 9, the Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute will release The State of Homelessness in America 2013. This report is the third in a series that examines trends in homelessness as well as trends in the economic, housing, and demographic context in which homelessness exists. The reports from previous years are available here and here.

The Alliance is hosting a press conference to present the report on the morning of April 9. The press conference will feature Congressman Cleaver (D-MO) and Alliance president and CEO Nan Roman who will discuss the major findings of the report and the implications of those findings on ending homelessness in the U.S.

Additionally, the Alliance will be hosting a webinar at 3 p.m. on April 9 to provide more details on the findings for our partners throughout the country. The webinar will also provide information for how you can get involved in media engagement and advocacy efforts using this report.

The report is not available until next Tuesday, but here is a sneak peak at some of the findings:

  • While the overall homeless population decreased slightly from 2011 to 2012, the number of chronically homeless individuals and the number of homeless veterans decreased significantly probably due to federal investment in effective strategies to end homelessness for those populations.
  • Poverty and other economic indicators continued to worsen in the majority of states; however, the number of unemployed people dropped in all but 5 states.
  • Demographic trends continue to show that populations that are at particular risk of homelessness have continued to grow over the past 4 years.

To learn about additional findings in the report and to find out more details about the above, tune into the Alliance’s webinar and read the full report next Tuesday!