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Tennessee Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2019, Tennessee had an estimated 7467 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, 558 were family households, 679 were Veterans, 366 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 1133 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 17766 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 554 students were unsheltered, 1245 were in shelters, 1758 were inhotels/motels, and 14023 were doubled up.

Use our map to compare Tennessee 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 Tennessee

  • Total Homeless Population

    7467

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    558

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    679

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    1133

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

    366

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    17766

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    1271

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    554

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    1245

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    1758

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    14023

Contact Info on Homelessness for Tennessee

USICH Contact - Regional Coordinator

Joe Savage

(202) 494-1219

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