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Iowa Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2019, Iowa had an estimated 2315 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, 227 were family households, 149 were Veterans, 146 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 340 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 7124 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 146 students were unsheltered, 1451 were in shelters, 485 were inhotels/motels, and 5042 were doubled up.

Use our map to compare Iowa 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 Iowa

  • Total Homeless Population

    2315

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    227

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    149

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    340

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

    146

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    7124

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    1159

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    146

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    1451

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    485

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    5042

Contact Info on Homelessness for Iowa

USICH Contact - Regional Coordinator

Robert Pulster

(202) 754-1584

State Interagency Council

Amber Lewis

(515) 238-1930

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State Homeless Education Coordinator
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