HUD released its 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress which found on a single night in 2017, 553,742 people experienced homelessness.
On a single night in January 2015, 564,708 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States. This was a 2 percent decrease since January 2014.
“The reality is that there are lot more people that are at-risk or meet other definitions of homeless,” said Monarch Housing’s Taiisa Kelly.
According to HUD, the number of people experiencing homelessness on a given night has declined by 2% since 2013, and by 11% since 2007.