The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) released State of Homelessness: 2023 Edition. The report, published annually, provides an overview of homelessness nationally, as well as a series of interactive tools that allow readers to compare trends at the state level. The report uses data on homelessness through 2022, the most recent year for which comprehensive Point-in-Time and Housing Inventory Count data are available. The report includes data on topics such as demographic characteristics of people experiencing homelessness, the number and rates of people experiencing homelessness by state, and the number of beds available for people experiencing homelessness.
The report includes interactive tools that allow users to access demographics, rates of homelessness, and homeless assistance resources across regions and time periods. For example, one map illustrates state changes in homelessness assistance over time, allowing users to filter by housing assistance program to view changes in the number of emergency shelter beds, permanent supportive housing beds, and rapid re-housing beds. Another tool displays disparities between the number of people experiencing homelessness and total beds available by state. Also included are state and Continuum of Care (CoC) dashboards, which allow users to access more local data. For any given CoC, the dashboards display the number of people experiencing homelessness, the rate of homelessness, and homelessness trends by specific populations, such as those experiencing unsheltered, sheltered, chronic, or youth homelessness. The CoC dashboards also include information on shelter bed capacity and utilization.
State of Homelessness: 2023 Edition is available at: https://bit.ly/42Mkroc