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A Research Reporton Homelessness
An in-depth examination of homeless counts,economic indicators, demographic drivers, andchanges at the state and national level.
M William SermonsPeter Witte
JANUARY 2011
STATE
 
OFHOMELESSNESS
in America
 
 
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 nonprot 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 ofcials 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.
Acknowledgements
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.
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Chapter One:State of Homelessness in the United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Chapter Two:The Economics of Homelessness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Chapter Three:The Demographics of Homelessness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Chapter Four:States Facing Multiple Risk Factorsfor Increasing Homelessness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
STATE
 
OFHOMELESSNESS
in America
 

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