HUD Releases Annual Homeless Report, Indicates Rise in Homelessness

This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its annual Homeless Assessment Report, indicating slight increase in homelessness for the first time since 2010. The overall homelessness rate increased 0.7 percent since last year, and veteran homelessness increased 1.5 percent since last year.

Most individuals experiencing homelessness were located in emergency shelters or transitional housing. The report also indicates that the increase in homelessness since last year is largely attributed to the increase in unsheltered homelessness in larger, high-cost cities in the West Coast. More information is available here. The full report is available here.