Links to national and state statistics, information on homelessness and current TLR Collaborators and Partnerships
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness coordinates and catalyzes the federal response to homelessness, and works in close partnership with senior leaders across our 19 federal member agencies.
By organizing and supporting leaders such as Governors, Mayors, Continuum of Care leaders, and other local officials, they drive action to achieve the goals of the federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness — and ensure that homelessness in America is ended once and for all.
As of January 2018, California had an estimated 129,972 experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Of that Total, 6,702 were family households, 10,836 were Veterans, 12,396 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 34,332 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.
Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2016-2017 school year shows that an estimated 246,296 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 7,533 students were unsheltered, 17,061 were in shelters, 10,095 were in hotels/motels, and 211,607 were doubled up.
Use this map to compare California homeless statistics with other states and filter statistics by the data source. You can also find contact information for each state under the map.
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