National Low Income Housing Coalition "2018 Out of Reach - The High Cost of Housing" report is now available.  Full PDF report:


National Alliance to End Homelessness - The State of Homelessness in America 2017


Helpful Links


Homeless College Students:


According to FAFSA, 60,000 college students reported that they were homeless while attending college in 2013, but the actual number of homeless college students in the United States is believed to be much higher. Navigating higher education is difficult enough for fully-supported students, but homeless college students face unique and sometimes impossible challenges in their quest for higher education. For these students, college is a crucial step in securing their futures.




2017 AHAR: Part 1 - PIT Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S.  


Recommended Reading List


Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family & Culture in Crisis - J.D. Vance

Homeless at Harvard: Finding Faith & Friendship on the Streets of Harvard Square - John Christopher Frame

My Life on the Street: Memoirs of a Faceless Man - Joe Homeless

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America - Kathryn J. Edin & H. Luke Shaefer

Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America - Peter Edelman

The Last Great American Hobo - Essay by Dale Maharidge

Ending Homelessness; Why We Haven't, How We Can - Donald W. Burnes & David L. DiLeo

Almost Home, Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope - Kevin Ryan & Tina Kelley

Banished: The New Social Control in Urban America - Katherine Beckett & Steve Herbert
Homelessness in America: A Forced March to Nowhere - Mary Ellen Hombs & Mitch Synder
Crazy in America: The Hidden Tragedy of Our Criminalized Mentally Ill - Mary Beth Pfeiffer
Who Is My Neighbor? Communicating and Organizing to End Homelessness - Phillip K. Tompkins
An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11 year old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny - Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski
Living at the Edge of the World - Jamie Pastor Bolnick & Tina S.
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City - Nick Flynn
The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives - Sasha Abramsky
Land of The Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets - Cadillac Man
The Girl's Guide to Homelessness - Brianna Karp
Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey - Richard LeMieux
Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America - Jonathan Kozol
Down and Out in America: The Origins of Homelessness - Peter H. Rossi
We All Need a Little Help - Jeremy Reynalds, PhD
Natalie on the Street - Ann Nietzke
Homeless in Paradise: a map of the terrain - Rob Rosenthal
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America - Alex Kotlowitz
Savage Inequalities - Jonathan Kozol
Without a Net: Middle Class and Homelessness (with Kids) in America: My Story - Michelle Kennedy
The Working Poor: Invisible in America - David K. Shipler
The End of Poverty: How We Can Make It Happen in Our Lifetime - Jeffrey Sachs
So Rich, So Poor: Why it's so hard to end poverty in America - Peter Edelman
The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison - Jeffrey Reiman
The Book of the Poor: Who They Are, What They Say, and How to End Their Poverty - Kenan Heise
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America - Barbara Ehrenreich
The Betrayal of Work: How Low Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans - Beth Shulman
The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke - Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
The Family Under the Bridge - Natalie Savage Carlson (a children's book)
A Chance to Grow - E. Sandy Powell (a children's book)
Housing the Homeless - Jon Erickson and Charles Wilhelm (edited by)
A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless - Danielle Steel


"Understand who you are, so that you can be the same, whether you're talking to a homeless person or the president of the United States. You're the same person." - Stedman Graham


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Wayne Ellsworth

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South River Community Health Center



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Housing & Choice Model Services Lead

Benton County Health Services

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Community Development Officer

First Interstate Bank

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