North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

The State of Homelessness in America 2012

On Wednesday, January 18, the National Alliance to End Homelessness released The State of Homelessness in America 2012. The second in a series, this year's report finds that, unexpectedly, the bad economy did not lead to a large increase in homelessness, but that the number of homeless people actually decreased slightly between 2009 and 2011. This can be largely attributed to the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), the stimulus-funded program aimed at curbing homelessness resulting from the recession. Moreover, the report found that indicators associated with homelessness, including severe housing cost burden and doubled-up households, increased. These findings, coupled with the impending expiration of HPRP, could mean increases in homelessness in the next years.
Download the Executive Summary and the Full Report here, or read them on the NAEH website.
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