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The Week Ahead: HUD Reports on U.S. Homelessness

This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will outline to Congress the ways it worked to prevent and end homelessness in the past year through

In its 2017 assessment which came out last December, HUD outlined four main goals for the next year—preventing and ending chronic homelessness; preventing and ending homelessness among veterans; preventing and ending homeless for families, youth, and children; and setting a path to ending all types of homeless.

Some stats that the 2017 report revealed included:

  • The number of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness declined 18 percent (or just over 19,000 people) between 2010 and 2017.
  • Between 2010 and 2017, the number of veterans experiencing homelessness dropped by 46 percent (more than 34,000 people).
  • In January 2017, 185,000 people in families with children experienced homelessness (a 24 percent decline from 2010).

We’ll see how HUD progressed with their goals when the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report is released Monday at 8 a.m. EST.

Here’s what else is coming in the week ahead:

About Author: Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected]

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