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11th January
written by Catherine An

Hello blog buddies!

As a very special treat, we’re giving you the scoop – so listen up.

The Alliance is very pleased and very proud to present The State of Homelessness in America, a thorough, in-depth, first-of-its-kind examination into homelessness across the country.

And it’s not just another Counts report – we’ve taken it to the next level! This year, not only do we review the changes in homelessness at the national and state levels from 2008 and 2009, we’ve also thrown in some indicators.

Acknowledging the interest in the recession’s impact on homelessness, the considerable roles that economic factors play in homelessness, and the existence of specific demographic groups at increased risk of homelessness, we’ve also analyzed factors associated with homelessness. They include: severe housing cost burden, real income, unemployment, foreclosure, lack of insurance, doubling up, youth aging out of homelessness, and release from incarceration.

(Yup – it’s a hefty read).

In the days following, we’ll be digging deeper into our findings and the implications of those findings. You can follow this series of posts by clicking on “The State of Homelessness” category below. But until then, enjoy this special, exclusive, for-our-blog-readers-only advance of the report. You can find it online here.


  1. 11/01/2011

    how do we get an actual copy? am dying to read it!

  2. 12/01/2011

    I think that’s great – it’s about time the problem was taken seriously in order for a solution to be found, and the first step towards doing that is to show real, genuine figures so we know what we’re up against in the war against homelessness :-)

  3. J

    so you just released a report that…is not actually available to anyone who visits your website?

    poor planning/coordination, and way to lose the momentum from the good press your news releases got.

  4. Ernest

    Statistics,studies,surveys. Administraters,more statistics,comprehensive plans. Blogs. Ive bean homeless for most of the last 5 years and all i ve seen is alot of abuse and the abusers getting glorified praise and promotion. Not to mention the imbezzling administraters getting a slap on the wrist then another job a couple counties over. Get real.homelessness is a big industry. It s like a beef farmer. If he doesn t have any steers,then he isn t making money.

  5. Ernest

    Statistics,comprehensive long term plans, blogs. All just a smoke screen. Fact is you guys are making millions and not helping people. You just perpetuate homelessness. That way your cash flow is not interrupted. How come you don t show us something? Why don t we homeless ever hear about these programs?