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Kentucky Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2020, Kentucky had an estimated 4011 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, 277 were family households, 399 were Veterans, 221 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 666 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 23964 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 2799 students were unsheltered, 2369 were in shelters, 1003 were inhotels/motels, and 17793 were doubled up.

Use our map to compare Kentucky 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 Kentucky

  • 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 Kentucky

USICH - Regional Coordinator

Joe Savage

(202) 494-1219

State Interagency Council

Karla Hale

(502) 564-7630

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts