How much would it cost to house those who are doubled up?

A new data snapshot from the National Alliance to End Homelessness analyzes the funding implications of a proposal to expand HUD’s definition of homelessness to include households that are doubled up for economic reasons. The alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute estimates that expanding the definition would increase the current homeless population (744,313 on any given night) by 3.8 million. The federal government would have to appropriate $7.725 billion to serve the expanded population with the same per person funding amount as appropriated in 2005, the brief says. To access the paper, click here.