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10 Strategies to Reduce Homelessness With the American Rescue Plan

House America: An All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Nation's Homelessness Crisis

This new guidance, which is available below as a PDF, is intended to help leaders at all levels of government to leverage the housing resources in the American Rescue Plan—primarily the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME-ARP) funds—as well as other federal, state, and local resources to reduce homelessness. 

It is published as part of the House America initiative, which provides communities with the focus, resolve, and technical know-how needed to maximize the impact of the American Rescue Plan. Through House America, HUD and USICH are inviting state, local, and tribal leaders to join a national partnership to use this historic investment to address the homelessness crisis through a Housing First approach.

The guidance details the following 10 strategies:

Lay the Groundwork

1. Set Community-Specific Goals

2. Cultivate Political Will and Partnerships

3. Ensure Racial Equity in All Decision-Making

4. Reduce Administrative and Regulatory Barriers

Strengthen the Rehousing System

5. Reduce Waiting Periods for Housing Placements

6. Guarantee Paths to Housing From Unsheltered Homelessness

7. Recruit, Support, and Retain Landlords

8. Leverage Support Services

Expand the Affordable Housing Supply

9. Support Innovation in Development

10. Coordinate Federal, State, and Local Housing Resources

For more COVID guidance and resources, click here.

Download the guidance below.

Total People Experiencing Homelessness

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Homelessness Statistics for Alabama

  • Total Homeless Population

    3351

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    267

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    329

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    503

  • Unaccompanied Young Adults (Aged 18-24) Experiencing Homelessness

    175

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    16118

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    679

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    375

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    852

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    684

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    14207

Contact Info on Homelessness for Alabama

USICH - Regional Coordinator

Joe Savage

(202) 494-1219

State Interagency Council

According to our records, this state does not have an interagency council.

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts