California Homelessness Statistics

The map shows estimates of people and families experiencing homelessness, based on community point-in-time counts conducted in January 2017, as reported to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The rate of homelessness in each state is calculated using U.S. Census 2017 Population Estimates.

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

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Total People Experiencing Homelessness on a Given Night in 2017

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Homelessness Statistics for California

  • Total Homeless Population

    134278

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    7168

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    11472

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    37360

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

    15458

  • Rate of Homelessness per 100,000 Population

    342

Contact Info on Homelessness for California

USICH Contact - Regional Coordinator

Helene Schneider

(202) 754-1581

State Interagency Council

Cathy Kungu

(916) 263-2659

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts