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State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition
This year's State of Homelessness report, released by the Alliance's Homelessness Research Institute, represents a baseline of homelessness in the United States before the COVID-19 crisis began.
Readers are encouraged to consult the State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition for important local and national insights that can guide effort to improve homelessness systems.
In addition to national homelessness data, this year's report includes rich new interactive maps and charts to detail individual CoC-level trends and statistics. The 2020 edition also includes a new focus on the population of individuals experiencing homelessness, expanded emphasis on both rates and counts of homelessness, and state/CoC-level rankings.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council have developed the COVID-19 Online Learning Series. This online course curriculum is designed to provide training and materials to aid in community responses to COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness, and can support broader CoC homeless response.
The COVID-19 Online Learning Series courses are available free of charge for the first 2,500 users, courtesy of the Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation. Once 2,500 spaces have been filled, these courses will remain available at a fee.
Federal resources are a lifeline to homelessness systems during COVID-19. To help communities understand the programs and resources that may be available to them, the Alliance has produced a series of documents outlining the various federal resources available, what activities and services they can fund, and how eligible parties can begin to apply for them.
In an ongoing webinar series, Alliance staff and other experts will be discussing various tools, guidance, and strategies relating to how providers and homelessness system leaders can respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.