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Wisconsin Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2020, Wisconsin had an estimated 4515 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, 558 were family households, 337 were Veterans, 193 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 611 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 18394 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 308 students were unsheltered, 1971 were in shelters, 1485 were inhotels/motels, and 14630 were doubled up.

Use our map to compare Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

  • Total Homeless Population

    4515

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    558

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    337

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    611

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

    193

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    18394

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    2322

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    308

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    1971

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    1485

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    14630

Contact Info on Homelessness for Wisconsin

USICH Contact - Director of National Initiatives

Beverley Ebersold

(202) 754-1585

State Interagency Council

Michael Basford

(608) 266-3633

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts
Veterans Affairs Contacts