Missed Opportunities: National Estimates highlights results from a national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in America. The study captures youth homelessness broadly, including sleeping on the streets, in shelters, running away, being kicked out, and couch surfing. Overall, findings show one in 10 young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the course of a year. As a nation, we are missing opportunities to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential and contribute to stronger communities and economies across the country.
Source: Voices of Youth Count
This report by Housing Action Illinois and the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) explores how an eviction filing on the public record is a serious obstacle to finding housing for people whose cases did not result in them actually getting evicted. This is true even in cases where the tenant didn’t violate their lease in any way. Prejudged: The Stigma of Eviction Records shows that 39% of eviction cases filed in Cook County during the past four years did not result in an eviction order and/or other judgment against the tenant.
Source: Housing Action Illinois
This report from Community Solutions, funded by JPMorgan Chase, documents our journey from the end of the 100,000 Homes Campaign to the present— a journey that has seen seven US communities end veteran homelessness and three US communities end chronic homelessness, the first ever to do so. In all, the 77 communities participating in our Built for Zero initiative have connected more than 85,000 veterans and people experiencing chronic homelessness to permanent homes since January of 2015.
Source: Community Solutions
While many communities across the country are working to end homelessness, too few have adopted legal protections to help renters find, and stay in, housing. This report explores the links between housing instability and homelessness as well as the laws that can reduce housing instability. While increasing the availability of affordable housing is a necessary component of ending homelessness, it may not be sufficient if low-income families and individuals are not able to access and keep stable housing. Legal protections can help increase housing stability and reduce homelessness.
This report updates the progress and early outcomes for four supportive housing projects funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health as part of its Show Me Healthy Housing program. The report updates the initial evaluation report from 2016. It details the implementation of supportive housing for all sites and interim outcomes on housing stability, income, health status, healthcare utilization and costs for projects that have served tenants for at-least 12 months. Most sites struggled with securing funding for long-term rental subsidies and case management, but the report finds positive outcomes for housing stability and reductions in ER usage and costs.
Source: Urban Institute
In 2001, the Corporation for Supportive Housing began exploring how to promote supportive housing for individuals returning to the community from incarceration. Supportive housing for the reentry population is designed for individuals with chronic health challenges who were homeless upon entry to prison or jail or at risk of homelessness upon release.
Research has shown that individuals with histories of incarceration, homelessness, mental illnesses, or other disabilities often cycle through the criminal justice and homelessness systems multiple times and may also frequently use crisis health and mental health services (Burt and Anderson 2005; Hall, Burt, Roman and Fontaine 2009; Metraux and Cul