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New York Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2019, New York had an estimated 92091 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, 15901 were family households, 1270 were Veterans, 2978 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 7229 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 153209 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 5939 students were unsheltered, 44678 were in shelters, 3157 were inhotels/motels, and 99435 were doubled up.

Use our map to compare New York 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 New York

  • 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 New York

USICH Contact - Director of National Initiatives

Beverley Ebersold

(202) 754-1585

State Interagency Council

Linda Glassman

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts