NEW DATA SHOWS 11% DECLINE IN VETERAN HOMELESSNESS SINCE 2020—THE BIGGEST DROP IN 5+ YEARS

GREAT NEWS! Preliminary results of the nation-wide 2022 Point-in-Time Count show an 11% decline in veteran homelessness since early 2020! According to NAEH, the key best practice guiding this reduction has been the Housing First model. Research consistently shows that this approach yields better service outcomes, is more cost effective, and helps people stay in…

Deep Dive: Boise emergency shelters struggling to care for growing elderly homeless population

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, elderly people with medical needs started showing up at homeless shelters across the Treasure Valley in record-breaking numbers. The combination of rising rents at once-affordable apartments and the closure of two dozen assisted living facilities catering to low-income Idahoans fuels the problem. This BoiseDev article describes the extent…