Loss of housing can quickly turn into chronic homelessness. A "chronically homeless" person is defined as "an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has either been continuously homeless for a year or more, or has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years." However, individuals or families who are chronically homeless do not fit one general description. They do share common needs, including affordable housing, adequate income, and health care. Here you will find articles and links to resources that could help an individual or family.
Many agencies are available to help those who are homeless with finding food, shelter, and employment. Find out about available resources in your area.
Americans become homeless because of many different reasons. Find out where and what type of housing is available for those who are in need.
Sometimes temporary help is all a person needs to get back on their feet. Shelters can provide temporary housing for those who are in immediate need. Find a list of shelters available to help in your area.
Homelessness and unemployment often go hand-in-hand. To help break the cycle, employment training and counseling is provided to help those without a home obtain a secure job.