We met Catherine in 2010 as she was moving into housing, and we barely recognized her when we ran into her again in 2013, back on the streets. Her transformation illustrates how one night homeless is too long, and how homeless people like Catherine are very much at risk.

 

"These veterans have gone to war and they're discharged to nothing ... to the streets." 

On any given night, nearly 633,782 people in the United States experience homelessness — over 60,000 of them veterans. Hear some of their stories, and how the U.S. is making progress in getting our vets off the streets.

As baby boomers grow older and our economy continues to recover, more and more elderly Americans are facing homelessness. Watch to learn more about this "silver tsunami." 

If we have the will, we can end homelessness in our lifetime. Watch to hear from Dr. Sam Tsemberis, who pioneered the housing first model in New York City, about how we can do it.

One person homeless for a year costs taxpayers nearly $40,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan talks about how getting people into housing has to be a priority — benefiting both homeless individuals, and our budget.

Follow Becky Kanis and the 100,000 Homes Campaign, a project working to house 100,000 of America's most vulnerable homeless individuals, as they conduct a vulnerability survey in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Social media isn't just talk — Mark Horvath (aka @hardlynormal) has actually used social media to help homeless people into housing. See how a simple conversation on Twitter helped his friend R.D. into housing.

Change is built on relationships - partnering with friends, and people maybe you've never met - who are ready to make a difference. Watch this quick video to see how Mark Horvath's friends, from the world of social media and beyond, have rallied to support Invisible People, and is work to end homelessness.

Watch Community Solutions President Rosanne Haggerty talk about how Mark Horvath is helping change the conversation about homelessness. 

Watch this quick video to hear from Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People, and Nan Roman, President of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, about how our shelter system is failing America's homeless men and women.