COVID has resulted in a wave of federal money directed at helping the roughly 580,000 people without stable shelter.
The money can be used for tenant-based rental assistance and property development to create more affordable housing.
One measure of homelessness is the annual "point-in-time count." Critics say it falls short of identifying the problem's severity.
Opponents argue earmarks opened the door to corruption and waste. Supporters argue they'll help make Congress more effective.
The number of people showing up for free hot meals has more than doubled since the pandemic began, the CEO of HOPE South Florida says.
COVID-related unemployment could cause about 600,000 people to become homeless over the next three years, according to a report from the Economic Roundtable.
Experts say the "housing first" model is an example of how to deal with housing insecurity for all Americans.
In Osceola County, many people are living in motels that offer limited facilities for long-term stays during a pandemic.
Maine homeless agencies are stockpiling food, opening temporary shelters and more to meet the need.
The pandemic has limited access to information about how to vote and what the issues are.