Housing & Shelter

Housing instability is a reality for a growing number of families across the United States, but the experience of homelessness goes far beyond what shelter numbers show. More and more of these families live in hotels and motels, unsheltered, or doubled up.

Efforts to reduce family homelessness have primarily focused on rapid rehousing, immediately placing families in homes and subsidizing their rent. But to be truly effective, these efforts must also address the factors that cause many to become homeless in the first place and the ways the experience of homelessness impacts families even after they find stable shelter.