The State of Homelessness in America 2013
On April 9, 2013, the National Alliance to End Homelessness released its third annual assessment of homelessness in America, the State of Homelessness in America 2013. Officially released at the National Press Club with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-MO, the report analyzes national as well as state-by-state trends and the economic, housing, and demographic factors that impact homelessness.
In spite of declines in incomes and affordable housing, federal investments in smart strategies have led to significant declines in chronic and veteran homelessness. However, worsening economic and housing indicators threaten progress. And recent budget cuts could mean less investment in solutions that have led to declines in homelessness, like permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and homeless assistance funding for communities.
Between 2011 and 2012, the number of people experiencing homelessness nationally remained essentially flat despite a stagnant economy, declining just 0.4 percent. Homelessness among veterans, however, declined 7.2 percent, and homelessness among chronically homeless individuals declined 6.8 percent following significant federal investments in initiatives to prevent and end homelessness.
Read the report on the NAEH website.
Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness