The National Alliance to End Homelessness is the leading national voice on the issue of homelessness.The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, effective policy solutions. The Alliance works
collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprot sectors to build state and local capacity, leading
to stronger programs and policies that help communities achieve their goal of ending homelessness.
The Alliance provides data and research to policymakers and elected ofcials in order to inform policy
debates and educate the public and opinion leaders nationwide.The Homelessness Research Institute, the research and education arm of the National Alliance to EndHomelessness, works to end homelessness by building and disseminating knowledge that drives policychange. The goals of the Institute are to build the intellectual capital around solutions to homelessness;to advance data and research to ensure that policymakers, practitioners, and the caring public havethe best information about trends in homelessness and emerging solutions; and to engage the media toensure intelligent reporting on homelessness.
The authors would like to give special acknowledgment to Shambhavi Manglik, public policy apprenticeat the Homelessness Research Institute for her assistance with data acquisition and analysis and to LisaStand, senior policy analyst at the Alliance, who provided careful and diligent editing for this report. Allerrors and omissions are the sole responsibility of the authors.