NLIHC Releases “The Gap” on Affordable Housing Shortage; National Call-in Day April 26

The National Low Income Housing Coalition released last week its annual report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, finding the lowest-income renters in the U.S. face a shortage of approximately 7 million affordable and available rental homes. Drawing on multiple data sources, the report documents how the pandemic has exacerbated the housing crisis for the […]

Published in Advocacy, Stats & Facts on April 25, 2022.

New Data on Affordability and Homelessness; NYC Right to Counsel Report

Two reports for your information: Zillow-sponsored research on the size and root causes of the nation’s homelessness challenge: Homelessness Rises More Quickly Where Rent Exceeds One-Third of Income New York City was the first U.S. city to pass right-to-counsel for low-income tenants in housing court. A new report shows that in the first year, nearly 22,000 […]

Published in Stats & Facts on December 14, 2018.

Racial Disparities and Homelessness – CoC Reports

The Hampden County and Three County CoC’s  issued reports on Racial Disparities and Homelessness, per HUD’s request. Please take the time to review this important information. The Network Committees will also provide additional opportunities to discuss the findings. Hampden County CoC Race and Ethnicity Analysis Three County CoC Race and Ethnicity Analysis

Published in 3 County CoC, Continuum of Care, Hampden County CoC, Stats & Facts on September 17, 2018.

Federal Reserve Bank Report on Subsidized Housing and Homelessness

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s New England Public Policy Center is pleased to release new research: Can Subsidized Housing Help Address Homelessness in New England? By Robert Clifford and Osborne Jackson This report examines the scope of homelessness in New England and the potential role of subsidized housing in alleviating homelessness in the region. […]

Published in Stats & Facts on December 17, 2015.

New Report: 2014 AHAR

Abt Associates, in partnership with HUD, has released the The 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR). Key findings include: In 2014, an estimated 1.49 million people used a shelter program at some point during the reporting year, a 4.6 percent increase since 2013. This marked the first year sheltered homelessness has grown in […]

Published in News, Stats & Facts on November 10, 2015.

Hampden County CoC Report on System Change

Opening Doors, the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, provides a national framework for improving our response to homelessness. The plan emphasizes both prevention and rapid exit from homelessness into stable housing. Some communities are characterizing the optimal system as one that makes homelessness, when it happens, rare, brief, and a one-time occurrence. […]

Published in Hampden County CoC, Stats & Facts on October 30, 2014.

Data Analysis: Hampden County CoC – Recurrence of Homelessness

Andrea Miller has recently completed analysis of recurrence of homelessness for all people entered into the Hampden County CoC HMIS for FY11 to FY13.  See the slides below for Andrea’s findings. HUD is now requiring CoC’s to track this data, and we welcome the opportunity to use this data to make sure that, once a […]