Iowa Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2017, Iowa had an estimated 2756 people experiencing homelessness as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Of Iowa homeless population statistic, 382 were family households, 171 were veterans, 140 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 199 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2016-2017 school year shows that the state of Iowa had an estimated youth and children homeless population of 6774 with 104 students still unsheltered. Of students who had a nighttime residence, 1410 were in shelters, 507 were in hotels/motels, and 4753 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

    2756

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    382

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    171

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    199

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

    140

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    6774

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    1196

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    104

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    1410

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    507

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    4753

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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