Baylor Study Presented at National Press Club

Examines Faith-Based Response to Homelessness 


An 11-city study showing the reach of faith-based organizations (as opposed to government or government-funded organizations) was presented at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on February 1. Approximately 130 guests—including nonprofit leaders, government officials, and members of the media—attended. 

The study, which was, in part, coordinated by AGRM and member missions in the 11 cities studied, concludes that faith-based organizations likely provide greater assistance to our nation’s homeless individuals than all other sources combined: federal and state government, municipalities, and non-faith affiliated not-for-profits. In fact, among the cities surveyed, faith-based organizations supplied nearly 60 percent of emergency shelter beds.

You can access a PDF of the full report on Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion website.