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Wisconsin Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2017, Wisconsin had an estimated 5027 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, 743 were family households, 329 were Veterans, 276 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 434 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 18592 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 274 students were unsheltered, 2675 were in shelters, 1305 were inhotels/motels, and 14338 were doubled up.

Use our map to compare Wisconsin homeless statistics with other states and filter statistics by the data source. You can also find contact information for each state under the map.

If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact the Continuum of Care in your local area for assistance.

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Homelessness Statistics for Wisconsin

  • Total Homeless Population

    5027

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    743

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    329

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    434

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

    276

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    18592

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    274

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    2675

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    1305

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    14338

Contact Info on Homelessness for Wisconsin

USICH Contact - Director of National Initiatives

Beverley Ebersold

(202) 754-1585

State Interagency Council

Michael Luckey

C: (608) 573-0415 O:

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts