Homelessness

Homelessness is a complex social problem that requires attention and support on many fronts. Incidence of homelessness can be impacted by the economic environment, shifts in policy priorities, wage and employment gaps, mental health, familial and social support, housing supply, and service provision. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reported in 2016 that 549,928 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States., a 14% decline since 2010. Yet, homelessness continues to be a significant problem, and is one that the City of Long Beach, Long Beach State University (LBSU), and the LBSU College and Health of Human Services (CHHS) is collaborating to address.