There were an estimated 552,830 people experiencing homelessness across the United States in January 2018, essentially the same number as the same time last year.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development delivers to Congress annual estimates of homelessness across the nation. There is a great deal of variation in homelessness across the country.
Based on the latest report from HUD, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the share of each state’s homeless population that is unsheltered. Nationwide, approximately two-thirds of homeless individuals were staying in sheltered locations, while one-third lived on the street, in abandoned buildings, and other unsheltered places.