Preventing and ending homelessness must include both specialized homelessness services and nontargeted resources — housing, employment, education, and health care — that can help people achieve housing stability and go on to pursue opportunity for themselves and their families.

What's Driving Progress

With support from Council agencies, communities are:

  • Developing strong coordinated entry systems to link families and individuals to the most appropriate assistance.
  • Building collaborations to integrate nontargeted resources in the areas of housing, employment, education, health care, and benefits.
  • Assessing how to increase the amount of rental housing that is affordable to people with the lowest incomes.

What You Can Do

For our efforts to have the greatest impact, we must be attuned to the larger structural challenges that affect homelessness.

  • Read the latest data on individual adult homelessness.
  • Explore and address the inequities in the risks and experiences of homelessness in your community.
  • Explore emerging practices on eviction and homelessness prevention.

Read the full article about preventing and ending homelessness by the team at United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.