Iowa Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2020, Iowa had an estimated 2647 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, 245 were family households, 154 were Veterans, 141 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 368 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2018-2019 school year shows that an estimated 7295 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 123 students were unsheltered, 1397 were in shelters, 607 were inhotels/motels, and 5168 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


  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness


  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness


  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness


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


  • Total Number of Homeless Students


  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students


  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered


  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters


  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels


  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up


Contact Info on Homelessness for Iowa

USICH Contact - Director of National Initiatives

Beverley Ebersold

(202) 754-1585

State Interagency Council

Amber Lewis

(515) 238-1930

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State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts