Homelessness in the US

Find out more about the impact of homelessness in America

An interfaith alliance helping children and families experiencing homelessness achieve lasting self-sufficiency.

Statistics for Homelessness in the US

  • On a single night in 2020, roughly 580,000 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States.
  • Nearly 6 of every 10 people experiencing unsheltered homelessness did so in an urban area, with more than half of all unsheltered people counted in the Continuums of Care (CoCs) that encompass the nation’s 50 largest cities
  • 2020 marks the first time since data collection began that more individuals experiencing homelessness were unsheltered than were sheltered
  • On a single night in 2020, 34,000 people under the age of 25 experienced homelessness on their own as “unaccompanied youth
  • Source:  .  https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/pdf/2020-AHAR-Part-1.pdf

What can you do to help?

One of the best ways to help is to start local. You may not be able to impact the whole country, but there are lots of things you can do to help in your own community.

If you’re in the Salt Lake area, please consider making a donation to Family Promise Salt Lake.

To learn more about organizations that help people experiencing homelessness, check out our Resources page.

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