Homelessness Report Released By HUD Officials


Homelessness has risen for individuals and people with disabilities, according to the 2022 Annual Homeless Assessment Report released on Monday by officials at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Homelessness among single individuals increased by 3.1%. The number of people with disabilities experiencing homelessness for long periods of time increased by 16% between 2020 and 2022.

The report found 582,462 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2022.

States with the highest numbers of people who were homeless in 2022 include California (171,521), New York (74,178), Florida (25,959), Washington (25,211), and Texas (24,432).

Officials say the Biden-Harris Administration is working to reverse the post-2016 trend of rising homelessness. Their goal is to reduce the number of homeless people by 25% within the next two years.

“HUD and everyone in the Biden-Harris Administration is committed to ensuring every person has a safe, stable place to call home. Data shows that homelessness remains a national crisis, but it also shows that the historic investments this administration has made to address this issue, can work,” U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge said in a statement

Fudge said the administration is also working to combat the disparities resulting from systemic racism. People who identify as Black, African American, or African, as well as indigenous people – including Native Americans and Pacific Islanders – continue to be overrepresented among those experiencing homelessness, officials say.

HUD releases the AHAR to Congress in two parts. Part 1 provides Point-in-Time estimates, offering a snapshot of homelessness on a single night. The one-night counts are conducted during the last 10 days of January each year, with extensions approved on a case-by-case basis, according to officials.

For more information, review the report’s fact sheet and summary.

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