Data and research are central to planning efforts to reduce homelessness. The data and research includes national best practices, local and state strategic plans, local best practices, and local data from the homelessness system.
In early 2021, extensive outreach was conducted to engage diverse perspectives from key stakeholders. A series of outreach forums that included experts from local governments, businesses, nonprofit providers, education, philanthropy, and the faith community were conducted. Below are reports from these various forums and surveys.