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New York Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2020, New York had an estimated 91271 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, 15151 were family households, 1251 were Veterans, 3072 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 7515 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 148485 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 5460 students were unsheltered, 40822 were in shelters, 2989 were inhotels/motels, and 99034 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

    91271

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    15151

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    1251

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    7515

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

    3072

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    148485

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    10643

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    5460

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    40822

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    2989

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    99034

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