We hear a lot about the “plight of the homeless” – Homelessness is a major problem in the United States as economic conditions have gone up and down, or families flee abusive situations. Housing is the major monthly bill facing everyone. Whether you have a short or long term need, the places listed in the individual state pages linked below can help.
If you are here seeing what is available because your current situation may be tenuous, there are some other assistance programs that may be of help to save your present circumstances such as Housing Choice Vouchers (previously called Section 8). available through your state Public Housing Agency that might be able to help with shortfalls in rent and other situations.
Homelessness is a serious problem in the United States, but not one to be considered negatively towards those who are experiencing the situation. Many factors can cause people to end up in need and as a people we need to be more understanding and supportive.
“In January 2015, 564,708 people were homeless on a given night in the United States. Of that number, 206,286 were people in families, and. 358,422 were individuals. About 15 percent of the homeless population – 83,170 – are considered “chronically homeless” individuals.” – The National Alliance to End Homelessness
Homeless Shelter Locations by State