States at the forefront of the housing crisis amidst the pandemic

SEATTLE, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation's leading online insurance marketplaces released a report evaluating which states are at the forefront of addressing the housing crisis. Although it is too early to know the exact outcome of 2020, experts are predicting a significant increase in homelessness in America. The state of homelessness is an ongoing issue; each year tens of millions of Americans are at risk or endangered of being left without basic needs and safety.

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As of November 2020, the national unemployment level of the United States stood at about 10.74 million unemployed persons. The job loss and financial burdens caused by unexpected medical costs are an undeniable consequence of the coronavirus pandemic and put many more at risk of losing their homes.

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Key Findings:

  • Colorado ranked the top state in the nation for housing assistance from 2018 to 2019.
  • Connecticut saw a 23.6% decline in homelessness from 2018 to 2019.
  • In 2019, it was estimated that nearly 568,000 were experiencing homelessness.
  • As of November 2020, 10.74 million Americans are unemployed.
  • Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama all had the lowest counts of total homeless per 10K in 2019.
  • New York, Hawaii and California have the most homeless per 10K.

State

Best homeless assistance rank

Homelessness rate change

Homeless per 10K

Colorado

1

-12.4%

17

Georgia

2

8.9%

10

Oregon

3

9.0%

38

New York

4

0.7%

47

California

5

16.5%

38

North Dakota

6

2.5%

7

New Jersey

7

-5.4%

10

Wyoming

8

-14.4%

9

Idaho

9

12.9%

13

Missouri

10

4.9%

10

South Carolina

11

4.7%

8

Illinois

12

-3.6%

8

Indiana

13

3.4%

8

Ohio

14

0.9%

9

Florida

15

-9.5%

13

Kentucky

16

10.7%

9

Hawaii

17

-1.5%

45

New Mexico

18

27.0%

15

Texas

19

1.1%

9

Arizona

20

-0.1%

14

North Carolina

21

-0.6%

9

Massachusetts

22

-7.8%

27

Tennessee

23

-6.1%

11

Alaska

24

-4.7%

26

Mississippi

25

-12.2%

4

Maryland

26

-8.2%

11

Vermont

27

-15.3%

17

Maine

28

-16.7%

16

Minnesota

29

9.6%

14

Nebraska

30

-2.6%

12

New Hampshire

31

-4.0%

10

South Dakota

32

-14.4%

11

Nevada

33

-6.4%

23

Kansas

34

7.4%

8

Iowa

35

-15.8%

7

Alabama

36

-5.4%

7

Connecticut

37

-23.6%

9

Washington

38

-4.3%

28

Michigan

39

2.8%

9

Virginia

40

-3.3%

7

Wisconsin

41

-7.7%

8

Louisiana

42

-3.6%

6

Delaware

43

-15.5%

9

Pennsylvania

44

-2.3%

10

Utah

45

-4.1%

9

Montana

46

-4.0%

13

Rhode Island

47

-4.3%

10

West Virginia

48

13.3%

8

Arkansas

49

0.0%

9

Oklahoma

50

1.5%

10

Methodology

To find which states have the biggest improvements in homelessness assistance, QuoteWizard analyzed the National Alliance to End Homelessness data on the rate change of homeless assistance programs between 2018 and 2019. We analyzed seven assistance program factors and compiled the data into a composite ranking. The ranking is based on each state's rate change of emergency shelters, other permanent housing, permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, safe haven program, transitional housing and the total number of rental assistance programs. Associated with the ranking are the homeless rate change per state between 2018 and 2019 and the rate of homelessness per 10,000 people in 2019 from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.

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