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Washington Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2020, Washington had an estimated 22923 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, 2116 were family households, 1607 were Veterans, 1777 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 6756 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 39972 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 2830 students were unsheltered, 4785 were in shelters, 2486 were inhotels/motels, and 29871 were doubled up.

Use our map to compare Washington 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 Washington

  • Total Homeless Population

    22923

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    2116

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    1607

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    6756

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

    1777

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    39972

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    6392

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    2830

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    4785

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    2486

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    29871

Contact Info on Homelessness for Washington

USICH Contact - Regional Coordinator

Katy Miller

(202) 834-4203

State Interagency Council

Lori Salzer

(360) 725-2923

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts