Commemorated annually since 1990 on or about December 21, the first day of winter and longest night of the year communities across the country come together to remember those who have died without stable housing.
As we celebrate the holidays with friends and loved ones, we also remember those among us who lost their lives while experiencing homelessness. We reaffirm our commitment to work towards a goal where no life is lived or lost in homelessness. We work towards a goal where individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis are quickly connected to the housing and services they need, so that this longest night is not their darkest. We remind ourselves of the countless hardships and risks people experiencing homelessness continue to face, and work together to provide practical and effective solutions to this complex issue.