Washington Homelessness Statistics
As of January 2019, Washington had an estimated 21577 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, 1751 were family households, 1585 were Veterans, 1911 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 4884 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 39127 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 2123 students were unsheltered, 6023 were in shelters, 2399 were inhotels/motels, and 28582 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.