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New York Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2017, New York had an estimated 89503 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, 16297 were family households, 1244 were Veterans, 2829 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 6578 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 140373 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 6068 students were unsheltered, 43102 were in shelters, 2623 were inhotels/motels, and 88580 were doubled up.

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Homelessness Statistics for New York

  • Total Homeless Population

    89503

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    16297

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    1244

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    6578

  • Unaccompanied Young Adults (Aged 18-24) Experiencing Homelessness

    2829

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    140373

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    6068

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    43102

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    2623

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    88580

Contact Info on Homelessness for New York

USICH Contact - Regional Coordinator

Robert Pulster

(202) 754-1584

State Interagency Council

Linda Glassman

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts