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District of Columbia Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2019, District of Columbia had an estimated 6521 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, 815 were family households, 297 were Veterans, 271 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 1688 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2017-2018 school year shows that an estimated 7445 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 118 students were unsheltered, 1834 were in shelters, 397 were inhotels/motels, and 4962 were doubled up.

Use our map to compare District of Columbia 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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Homelessness Statistics for District of Columbia

  • Total Homeless Population

    6521

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    815

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    297

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    1688

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

    271

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    7445

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    240

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    118

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    1834

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    397

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    4962

Contact Info on Homelessness for District of Columbia

USICH Contact - Regional Coordinator

Joe Savage

(202) 494-1219

State Interagency Council

Kristy Greenwalt

(202) 724-1338

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State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts