THE DATA

one size fits all fails all

In 2013, the federal government implemented Housing First as a one-size-fits-all approach to homelessness.  They promised this “evidence-based practice” would end homelessness in a decade.  Instead, federal data shows that homelessness rose by over 16%, despite a 200% increase in spending. Why then, does this policy remain in place at the federal level, and in over 230 communities across the United States?  Why do policy makers continue to invest in failure?

The following research is evidence of the absolute failure of Housing First as a one-size-fits-all approach. ​

2020 USICH Report

2018 Homestretch, VA Report

2018 Legislative Auditor General, State of Utah Report

2013 Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness Report

DATA ANALYSIS DERIVED FROM 2020 USICH REPORT: