Mayors Examine Issues of Homelessness and Hunger in America

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and National Alliance to End Homelessness To Release 2016 Hunger and Homelessness Survey

38-City Survey Results Announced on a Conference call Wednesday, December 14th at 11am ET

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release its Annual 2016 Hunger and Homelessness Report on
Wednesday, December 14 at 11:00 am (EST) during a CONFERENCE CALL featuring results from 38 cities from across the country.

This year, the Conference is working in conjunction with the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a leading voice on homelessness research in the nation. Using the Alliance’s expertise, this year’s mayors report is able, for the first time, to present a snapshot of homelessness in U.S. cities as well as compare trends in homelessness between cities and the nation as a whole.
The report includes results from a broad array of America’s major urban centers (listed below), and underscores the fact that despite the economic recovery, the majority of study cities in 2016 had rates of homelessness higher than the national rate of homelessness. Survey results also show a small increase in requests for emergency food assistance in the participating cities.
For more than a quarter century, The Conference of Mayors has reported annually on the status of hunger and homelessness in our nation’s cities, as well as highlighted innovative city-based programs offered to help those needing emergency assistance in cities and their metropolitan areas.

Note: An advanced embargoed copy of the report will be available at usmayors.org the evening of December, 13th.

WHO: Santa Barbara (CA) Helene Schneider, USCM Hunger & Homelessness Task Force Chair
Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director, U.S. Conference of Mayors
Samantha Batko, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Director of Homelessness Research Institute
Nan Roman, President & CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness

WHAT: NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL to release the USCM 2016 HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS REPORT

WHEN: Wednesday, December 14, 2012 at 11:00 am (EST)

WHERE: Call-In Number: 888-713-3594 | Passcode: 2651573

 

2016 Participating Cities:

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Augusta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Durham, NC
  • El Paso, TX
  • Gresham, OR
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Louisville, KY
  • Nashville, TN
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Portland, ME
  • Portland, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Washington, DC
  • Wichita,KS

About the Author:

Elena Temple is the Director of Public Affairs for the Conference. She can be contacted by phone at 202-286-1100 or via email at etemple@usmayors.org.