Why Housing Insecurity?
A 2018 article published by the HUD USER information source from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines housing insecurity as “an umbrella term that encompasses several dimensions of housing problems people may experience, including affordability, safety, quality, insecurity, and loss of housing.” The most recent report published by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homeless (USICH) estimated that 10,234 Georgians experienced being unhoused on any given day.
Defining Housing Security
- Navigating Homelessness and Housing Needs Data: Tailoring and Driving Local Solutions – contains tips on understanding related data and definitions of various states of being unhoused
- Housing Stability Index – a visual map that “quantifies the decreased stability of housing… across the states due to missed or deferred payments… or serious delinquency"