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Findings and Implications of the Family Options Study

July 8, 2015 This resource examines the Department of Housing and Urban Development's short-term impacts report on its Family Options Study. It looks at what the report's findings say for the effectiveness of family homelessness interventions, including long-term subsidies, rapid re-housing, and transitional housing.

National Alliance to End Homelessness Opposes Homeless Children and Youth Act

May 15, 2015 This resource explains the negative impacts that the Homeless Children and Youth Act (S.256) would have, and offers alternative approaches to address the problems the bill aims to address. The Alliance opposes the bill, which was introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein, because it will not solve the housing problems of families and youth, and it would make significant changes to the homeless assistance system that would be unnecessary, burdensome, and harmful.

Media Resource: Trends in Homelessness

April 24, 2015 Is homelessness in the U.S. increasing or decreasing? There appear to be conflicting answers to that question. This is due to variations in the types of people counted, the data sources used, and methodologies used to collect data. This resource explains trends in homelessness as well as the various data sources for and limitations on data collected on homelessness.

The State of Homelessness in America 2015

April 1, 2015 The State of Homelessness in America 2015 is the fifth in a series of reports that chart progress in ending homelessness in the United States. It uses the most recently available data to present national and state trends in homelessness between 2013 and 2014, trends in populations at risk of homelessness from 2012 to 2013, and trends in the types and utilization of assistance available to people experiencing homelessness.
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