Homelessness - General

Resources

Home Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

This federal plan, authored by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness in partnership with its 19 member agencies, examines the issue of homelessness in America and proposes a plan to prevent and end homelessness in our country. The plan outlines interagency collaboration that aligns mainstream housing, health, education, and human services to prevent homelessness, and proposes a set of strategies that call upon the federal government to work in partnership with the private sector, philanthropy, and state and local governments to employ cost-effective, comprehensive solutions to end homelessness.
Visit the Home Together webpage.

Homeless Children and Youth: Causes and Consequences

The number of homeless families with children has increased in recent years due to the lack of affordable housing, and compounded by the current economic recession. This November 2009 report from the National Center on Children and Poverty explores the causes and consequences of the epidemic of homelessness and children and youth.
Download Homeless Children and Youth: Causes and Consequences.

Homelessness Resource Center

The Homelessness Resource Center, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is an interactive online community of service providers; policymakers; researchers; and public agencies at federal, state, and local levels. The Center shares state-of-the art knowledge, evidence-based practices and practical resources to prevent and end homelessness through providing publications and materials, and online learning and networking opportunities.
Visit the Homelessness Resource Center .

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) is an independent nonprofit research organization based in New York City. Drawing on the talent of an experienced, professional research staff, the Institute produces action-oriented research designed to illuminate the complex issue of family homelessness, and inform and enhance public policy related to homeless families.
Visit the ICPH website.

National Alliance to End Homelessness

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize the nonprofit, public, and private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness. Their website includes links to numerous resources about the issue of homelessness in America, including statistics, policy and legislation, best practices, and fact sheets for kids.
Visit the NAEH website.

National Coalition for the Homeless

The mission of the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) is to end homelessness. Toward this end, NCH engages in public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing. NCH focuses its work on the areas of housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights.
Visit the NCH website.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Homelessness

This webpage provides information about homelessness in America, as well as HHS homeless assistance programs, publications, research results, and many other related resources.
Visit the HHS Homelessness webpage.

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

This U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness coordinates and catalyzes the federal response to homelessness, working in close partnership with Cabinet Secretaries and other senior leaders across its 19 federal member agencies.
Visit the USICH website.
Visit the USICH Ending Family Homelessness webpage
Visit the USICH Ending Youth Homelessness webpage.