Tennessee Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2018, Tennessee had an estimated 7883 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, 526 were family households, 742 were Veterans, 485 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 1663 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2016-2017 school year shows that an estimated 15404 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 278 students were unsheltered, 1370 were in shelters, 1739 were inhotels/motels, and 11154 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

    7883

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    526

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    742

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    1663

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

    485

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    15404

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    1036

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    278

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    1370

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    1739

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    11154

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