Homelessness

homeless man on a bench

Housing instability can affect mental and physical health as well as ability to access health care. This is a critical issue within the housing ecosystem.

  • About 554,000 people in the United States are homeless on any given night — about 193,000 of them are "unsheltered." 
  • Nearly one in 10 college students experience homelessness. 
  • Almost 58,000 families with children are homeless on any given night in the United States. Nationally, that means 7.4 out of every 10,000 families are homeless.