HUD Releases 2023 Annual Homeless Assessment Report

On December 15, HUD released the 2023 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), Part 1, which provides estimates of homelessness in the U.S. The 2023 report found that approximately 653,100 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2023. This figure represents a 12% increase (or about 70,650 more people) from 2022. Among people experiencing homelessness, 60% were staying in sheltered locations, while 40% were experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) count is the highest number of people reported as being unhoused since reporting began in 2007. This increase in homelessness is the unfortunate, predictable consequence of several factors, including a severe housing crisis, the depletion of pandemic resources and protections, rapidly rising rents and other costs, and continued underinvestment and inaction across the levels of government. We must do more to increase investments in the services and protections that help families afford and maintain a safe place to call home.

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