Homelessness Assistance Programs

Homelessness assistance programs provide funding to States and local governments and nonprofit providers to serve individuals and families across the United States who are affected by homelessness. Select among the tabs below to learn more about specific programs; application, data collection, and reporting systems; national, state, and local data and reports; and the populations affected by homelessness.

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What are HUD Homeless Programs Doing In Your Area?

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Homeless Report

HUD Reports Homelessness Unchanged in U.S. in 2018 with Notable Declines among Veterans and Families with Children

HUD’s 2018 AHAR found that persons experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2018 increased 0.3 percent since last year. Meanwhile, homelessness among veterans fell 5.4 percent and homelessness experienced by families with children declined 2.7 percent nationwide. Read more about the key findings of the 2018 AHAR.


FY 2018 YHDP Community Selection Announcement

On August 29, 2019, HUD announced $75 million in funding to 23 communities working to end youth homelessness. HUD's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) will help these communities to build local systems and will support a wide range of housing programs including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.


Disaster Recovery Homelessness Toolkit Recovery Guide for Local Jurisdictions

The Disaster Recovery Homelessness Toolkit is for communities that want to address the needs of homeless and vulnerable populations through disaster planning, response, and recovery.


System Performance Measure Resources

View videos, programming specifications, an introductory guide, and more on how CoCs can measure their performance as a coordinated system.


SNAPS Guidance

View SNAPS In Focus messages describing SNAPS policy priorities and key information relating to the implementation of the CoC and ESG Programs.

View SNAPS-Shots containing "bite-size" information to highlight and explain key concepts in the ESG and CoC Interim Rules.