Each year, The National Alliance to End Homelessness, creates a 'State of Homelessness'. The following points come from their 'State of Homelessness: 2023', which uses data from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- Homelessness has been on the rise since 2015, experiencing an overall increase of 3%.
- In 2022, count of individuals (421,392) and chronically homeless individuals (127,768) reached record highs.
- Unsheltered rates are also trending upward, impacting most racial, ethnic and and gender subgroups.
- Homeless service systems continue to expand the availability of temporary or permanent beds in 2022, but these resources still fall short of everyone reaching a bed.
- Homelessness rose by .3% from 2020 to 2022, a period marked by both pandemic-relates economic disruptions and robust investments of federal resources into human services.