Current Statistics on the Prevalence and Characteristics of People Experiencing Homelessness in the United States

Research data describing the national prevalence of homelessness and related issues are limited. In this fact sheet, you will find data from multiple sources, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) July 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR). This fact sheet also includes data from the 1996 National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients (NSHAPC). Although these data are older, they represent the most comprehensive study of homelessness to date and are cited to provide historical context. Notes about differing definitions of homelessness are included as needed.

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Rockville, MD, USA