Background and Statistics
Detailed Statistics and Analyses of Homelessness in the
Information on Issues Related to Homelessness:
- 2002 Fair Market
Rents (FMR) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development data
sets on the amount needed to pay gross rent (shelter rent plus
utilities) of privately owned, decent, safe, and sanitary rental housing
of a modest nature with suitable amenities - listed by geographic area
and number of bedrooms per unit
- Out of Reach:
America's Wage-Rent Disparity A report released in October 2001 by
the National Low Income Housing Coalition - contains income and rental
housing cost data for all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico -
comparable by state, metropolitan area, and county or town.
- Priced Out in
2000: The Crisis Continues A report released in June 2001 by the
Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. and the Consortium for Citizens
with Disabilities - examines the affordability of modest efficiency and
one-bedroom housing units for people with disabilities in all 50 states
and within each of the nation's 2,703 housing market areas defined by
the federal government.
- The Impact of
Supportive Housing for Homeless People with Severe Mental Illness on the
Utilization of the Public Health, Corrections, and Emergency Shelter
Systems: The New York-New York Initiative A study released in May
2001 by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania - quantifies the
cost of keeping mentally ill people on the streets as compared to
providing them with permanent housing and services.
- A Report on
Worst Case Housing Needs in 1999: New Opportunity Amid Continuing
Challenges A report released in January 2001 by the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).