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.
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.