Housing & Homelessness

Housing stability is a key component of economic mobility. Governors face a variety of issues related to affordable housing and homelessness, all of which have implications for employment, education, and overall health and well-being. There are a variety of strategies that governors can employ to reduce housing instability; including emergency shelter, rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, and more. NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices works with governors to determine how to best utilize these strategies and address the nation’s challenges with affordability and homelessness.


Family Homelessness:

Understanding the Basics of Family Homelessness – This short brief provides insights into why families face housing instability and the role human service policymakers play in the solutions. Download the brief here. 

State Data on Family Homelessness –
This new data resource from the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) compiles key state-level indicators of family homelessness, including the number of families experiencing homelessness at a point in time and percentages of families experiencing homelessness without shelter. Explore the data tool here.