The Homelessness Research Institute, the research and communications arm of the Alliance, released the first in a series of briefs analyzing the geography of homelessness. This first brief looks at the extent to which homelessness exists in urban or rural areas. The administrative geography units that collect data on homelessness, Continua of Care (CoCs), were analyzed and classified into one of five categories on a spectrum ranging from completely rural to completely urban. The brief includes a breakdown of CoCs by category, as well as information on the extent to which homelessness exists in each category nationally. The brief also includes a link to an interactive map with information on homelessness by geographic type across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Next month, the Alliance will release Part II of the series, which will examine the differences in rates of homelessness by geography type.