Homelessness is a widespread societal issue that affects people in every community across the globe. It has been a problem since man first began to live in houses and will remain so until all people have access to affordable housing.
Total persons experiencing homelessness on any given night in January 2022 in the United States.
Each Homeless Continuum of Care provides point in time counts to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These PIT counts should not be viewed as the total number of homeless individuals, but should be utilized to determine trends.
Without enough housing that people can afford, people face housing instability and homelessness. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), The State of Florida only has 23 units for every 100 low income housing households. 83% of extremely low income renters are cost burdened, paying more than 30% of their income on housing expenses.
Health or mental health concerns can cause a person’s homelessness. Homelessness can also make health conditions worse. Individuals need housing to heal and to receive proper care. Homelessness, Health and Human Needs provides incite to the medical conditions that cause homelessness and those that are the result of being homeless.Learn more
Many survivors of domestic violence become homeless when leaving an abusive relationship. Violence effects youth, single adults and families and can lead to homelessness. 48% of homeless women report experiencing domestic violence in their lifetime.Learn more
Minority groups in the United States experience homelessness at a higher rate. Higher levels of poverty and housing segregation/discrimination have created a disparity between population and rates of homelessness. Understanding and addressing these disparities has been a priority for homeless Continuums of Care.Learn more
Florida has the third-largest homeless population in the United States at 25,959 in 2022. 11,746 were unsheltered and 14,213 were sheltered. There were 19,519 individuals experiencing homelessness, 6,440 individuals in families, 4,233 chronic and 2,279 veterans. CoCs counted a total of 1,228 unaccompanied children experiencing homelessness but the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) reported that there were 63,846 homeless children attending public schools, including those that were doubled-up, as of September 2021.
Total persons experiencing homelessness on any given night in January 2022 in the State of Florida