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Homelessness Falls to 19 Homeless Persons per 10,000 People, At-Risk Population Remains High
Washington, DC – The number of people who are at risk of homelessness has failed to decline during the recovery from the Great Recession. This is the case even though the rate of homelessness fell from 20 to 19 homeless persons per 10,000 people, and unemployment decreased in nearly every state. That’s according to The State of Homelessness in America 2014, the fourth in a series of reports from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
The report examines national and state trends in homelessness between 2012 and 2013, at-risk populations between 2011 and 2012, and the number of beds available for people experiencing homelessness in 2012 and 2013.
“Even though the economy is still tough for the poorest Americans, homelessness has gone down,” said Steve Berg, the Alliance’s Vice President for Programs and Policy. “That’s testament to smart investments in proven, housing-centered solutions, by the nation, states, and localities. If we build on that momentum we can accomplish something truly remarkable; but if the investment stops, homelessness will get worse quickly.”
For a look at the full report, including national and state trends, downloadable graphics for use in publication, visit the Alliance website.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan, organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. As a leading voice on the issue of homelessness, the Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions; works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity; and provides data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leaders nationwide.