February 1, 2018
During the last 10 days of each January, municipalities across the United States participate in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) annual homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) count. The effort is required under the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. The count takes place on a single night with the goal of estimating how many individuals are living without shelter.
December 7, 2017
On November 15, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released results from a new national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in the United States. The study, Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America, is the first of its kind to capture the scope of the issue broadly, by harnessing data from young people who have slept on the streets or in shelters; run away from or were kicked out of their homes; or couch surfed, living with friends and family.
November 8, 2017
What it's about: In November 2017, FYSB and the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) released the National Runaway Safeline Crisis Contacts Report. This report provides key information on the thousands of youth in crisis who contacted NRS in 2016. In addition to the data collected by NRS during interactions with people who contacted the Safeline, the report also comments on and analyzes the data to identify trends and illuminate reasons youth contacted NRS. NRS responded to 29,806 inquiries from youth and adults seeking help and information.