We’re Tracking Changes in Homelessness

written by naehblog
March 18, 2014

Today's blog post was written by Thomas Friedlander, Alliance research intern.

Has your community released your Point-In-Time Count data? Did you community decrease homelessness? As winter comes to a close, communities across the country have begun to  report their findings from their 2014 Point-In-Time Counts of sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations held in late January. These counts help us understand how Continuums of Care (CoCs) are progressing in ending homelessness.

The Homelessness Research Institute has published an interactive map (embedded below), which shows media and CoC reports on changes in overall homelessness from 2013 to 2014 and your community can be featured. Of the five CoCs mapped thus far, two have reported decreases in homelessness while the remaining three have reported increases. This map is updated in real-time as more CoC and media reports become available.

If you would like to have your community’s report or a media story featured on the map, please email a link to counts@naeh.org.

- Media report of an increase -CoC/government report of an increase 
- Media report of a decrease - CoC/government report of a decrease 

View 2014 Point-in-Time Count Map in a larger map