Iowa Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2018, Iowa had an estimated 2749 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, 325 were family households, 196 were Veterans, 209 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 270 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2016-2017 school year shows that an estimated 6774 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 104 students were unsheltered, 1410 were in shelters, 507 were inhotels/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

    2749

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    325

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    196

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    270

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

    209

  • 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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