How much do you know about the homeless issue? Take this quiz

Homeless encampment
Grendelkhan via Wikimedia Commons

The Urban Institute’s Housing Matters initiative has developed a quiz on homelessness in the country to help people better understand the issue. It can be found here: https://apps.urban.org/features/homelessness-in-america-quiz/.

The Housing Matters initiative delivers data and research, technical assistance, and evidence-based insights to changemakers who have the power to advance solutions for enhancing access to affordable housing. 

Last fall, All Home — the Bay Area group addressing homelessness —  released Big Moves for Housing and Economic Security, a series of proposals designed to increase housing and economic security for people with extremely low incomes in the Bay Area. 

The report includes support for passing a regional bond to fully fund the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA), as well as the Bay Area meeting its Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) targets, resulting in the 57,000 affordable units by 2031 for people with extremely low income.

The process included gathering ideas from Regional Impact Council members and a wide range of stakeholders, vetting and researching those ideas, then pressure-testing and refining them to come up with the policy agenda. Several MTC Commissioners, ABAG Board members and staff participated in the three-year process as part of All Home’s Regional Impact Council Steering Committee.



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