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Tennessee Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2020, Tennessee had an estimated 7256 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, 508 were family households, 570 were Veterans, 353 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 1153 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 19747 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 585 students were unsheltered, 1367 were in shelters, 1903 were inhotels/motels, and 15892 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

    7256

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    508

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    570

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    1153

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

    353

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    19747

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    1354

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    585

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    1367

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    1903

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    15892

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