North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

NAEH Economy Bytes Brief and Data Point Brief

The National Alliance to End Homelessness released a brief that finds that state and local budget cuts are leading to increased vulnerability and may lead to increases in homelessness. The key finding in the brief, Economy Bytes: Effect of State and Local Budget Cuts on Homelessness, is the identification of nine states where an elevated level of vulnerability exists; among these states, four have the highest levels of vulnerability. The brief, which is the third in the Economy Bytes series, also details how in the past two fiscal years (2010 and 2011), 24 states and the District of Columbia made cuts to public assistance and 34 made cuts to public sector jobs.
Accompanying this publication is a one-page brief called Data Point: Homeless Assistance Program Funding: Federal vs. State and Local Assistance. The key finding in this brief is that more than half (54 percent) of all homeless program beds are entirely funded through state and local dollars.
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