Unsheltered Homelessness: Trends, Causes, and Strategies to Address

Unsheltered Homelessness: Trends, Causes, and Strategies to Address

People sleeping on park benches and street corners are the most visible reminder of the United States’ continuing struggle with homelessness. On any given night, over 175,000 people are unsheltered, sleeping outside or in places not meant for human habitation. On a positive note, unsheltered homelessness has been declining nationally for several years, but some jurisdictions, particularly some large cities, report increases.

What is behind high or increasing unsheltered counts? And, what do we know about unsheltered homelessness that may guide strategies to end it? 

ORGANIZATION: National Alliance to End Homelessness
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
LOCATION: U.S.A.