United States Interagency 
 Council on Homelessness          
December 18, 2018
Take Time On Friday to Remember Those We've Lost This Year  
 
Friday is Homeless Persons' Memorial Day. 
 
Megan Hustings, director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, reminds us to pause and remember the people experiencing homelessness that we have lost this year.  
 
National Estimates of Homelessness Largely Unchanged in 2018 Point-in-Time Count Data

Yesterday, HUD released the data from the 2018 PIT Count in Part 1 of its Annual Homeless Assessment Report, showing a very small 0.3% increase overall. There was a mix of reductions for some populations and increases for others.  
 
These year-to-year numbers - along with the trends over time - give us a picture of the progress we are making and the significant work we have ahead of us. 
 
Read Matthew's initial takeaways from the report. 
Be Sure to Read Our Five-Part Series on Homelessness in America!

Interested in delving more deeply into data and research on populations covered within HUD's AHAR?  
 
C heck out our recently completed Homelessness in America series, which includes briefs on families with children, unaccompanied youth, Veterans, people experiencing chronic homelessness, and single adults. 
 
Congratulations to Little Rock, Arkansas, for Effectively Ending Veteran Homelessness!

Little Rock is the 68th community across 35 states to achieve the goal of ending Veteran homelessness. Read the news release here! 
 
Report on USICH's Performance and Accountability 
   
Want to know what our staff was working on in 2018? Read our performance and accountability report.