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Illinois Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2020, Illinois had an estimated 10431 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, 1063 were family households, 736 were Veterans, 671 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 2305 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 54237 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 337 students were unsheltered, 5093 were in shelters, 2217 were inhotels/motels, and 42647 were doubled up.

Use our map to compare Illinois 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 Illinois

  • Total Homeless Population

    10431

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    1063

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    736

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    2305

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

    671

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    54237

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    5026

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    337

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    5093

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    2217

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    42647

Contact Info on Homelessness for Illinois

USICH Contact - Director of National Initiatives

Beverley Ebersold

(202) 754-1585

State Interagency Council

According to our records, this state does not have an interagency council.

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts
Veterans Affairs Contacts