Biden-Harris Administration Announces Plan to Reduce Homelessness 25% by 2025 with Release of its Annual Homeless Assessment Report

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December 19th, 2022

The Biden-Harris Administration released a strategic plan to reduce homelessness by 25% by 2025 on the same day that HUD released its 2022 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Part 1 to Congress. The AHAR report found that from 2020 to 2022 the number of people experiencing homelessness only increased by 0.3%.  

Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing, the homelessness rate remained essentially flat during the pandemic thanks to PHA actions, investments, partnerships, and government agency outreach. Homelessness among people in shelters declined by 1.6% from 2020. Compared with 2020, homelessness in 2022 rose significantly for individuals, people with disabilities who experience long-term homelessness, and people in unsheltered settings. Single individuals not part of family households continue to represent the largest group of people experiencing homelessness.  

Homelessness among certain sub-populations decreased. The number of veterans experiencing homelessness decreased by 11%, contributing to a 55% decrease since 2010. Between 2020 and 2022, the number of families with children experiencing homelessness declined by 6%, marking a total decline of 36% since 2010. The number of people under the age of 25 who experienced homelessness on their own as unaccompanied youth also declined by 12%. 

To build on this positive momentum, the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness ambitiously aims to reduce homelessness by 25% by 2025 through the Housing First approach. The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) developed the plan with the collective thinking of 19 federal agencies, 1,500 online comments and 81 listening sessions, input from over 500 people who have experienced homelessness, and people from nearly 650 communities, tribes, and territories. USICH is beginning to develop implementation plans to make, track, and publicize progress, and will host webinars and other forums to coordinate local and systems-level plans.  


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