Homelessness in the US: Insights from the Annual Homeless Assessment Report

Location: Online only

Speaker(s): Jeff Olivet, Beth Horwitz, Howard Koh

The 2023 Annual Homeless Assessment Report found that 650,000 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2023, a 12 percent increase from 2022. Jeff Olivet, from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), will discuss the report, which provides a snapshot of the number of individuals in shelters, temporary housing, and in unsheltered settings. Beth Horwitz from All Chicago: Making Homelessness History will offer a ground-level perspective on the report’s findings, and the two will have a conversation moderated by Howard Koh from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. 

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This event is the third in a series of university-wide events on housing and homelessness and is co-sponsored by the Initiative on Health and Homelessness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab based at Taubman Center for State and Local Government; and the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative.

Tents on city sidewalk, with wall mural behind.