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.

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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

    21577

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    1751

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    1585

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    4884

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

    1911

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    39127

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    5198

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    2123

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    6023

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    2399

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    28582

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