Statistics on Homelessness in NYC

Homelessness in NYC

New York City homeless statistics contradict what most people still believe about homelessness.

The fact is families, not single adults, account for nearly 80% of the homeless population in New York City.

Children now account for 40% of those living in our shelters and are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.

Access to high quality healthcare is a major barrier to school attendance and succeeding while there.

24,000+

homeless children are currently living in NYC

25%

of families living in the NYC shelter system are headed by a working adult

39.4%

New York State homelessness rate compared to 19.3% for the rest of the country

With your support, we can continue to provide healthcare access to the families that need it the most.

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