The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 40,056 veterans are homeless on any given night. Among veterans, women are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. Forty-four percent of Buncombe County’s homeless population are veterans compared to seven percent nationwide. Homeward Bound of Western North Carolina collaborates with numerous community partners to overcome this problem.
Overcoming Homelessness – For More Information
The Challenge – What is the problem communities are facing?
- What Causes Homelessness? – National Alliance to End Homelessness
- Racial Inequalities in Homelessness, by the Numbers
- With eviction moratorium lifted, affordable housing advocates brace for crisis
- Veterans – National Alliance to End Homelessness
- Asheville-Buncombe 2020 Point-in-Time count completed
- North Carolina Statistics – National Alliance to End Homelessness
The Solution – What is the innovative solution we want to highlight?
- Housing First Fact Sheet – National Alliance to End Homelessness
- Sheltered Community in Harrah’s Cherokee Center Move to Hotel
- Homeward Bound Annual Report
The Players – Who did what to make the innovative solution work in the community?
- Homeward Bound
- City of Asheville
- Buncombe County
The Promise – Why do we think this solution holds promise for other communities?
- Housing First Works: Report Sheds Light on Program to End Homelessness
- Housing First Charlotte-Mecklenburg Research & Evaluation Project Final Report
- FAQ Housing First Charlotte-Mecklenburg Outcomes & Utilization Report