Number of homeless - persons, children and families in District of Columbia

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Definitions: (Number-Literally Homeless) Number of  individuals, families, and persons in families who follow HUD definition of literally homeless (which does not include families who are doubled up in housing; DC separately reports that roughly 70% of households seeking services for housing instability were living with family or friends at the time of their visit (https://ich.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ich/event_content/attachments/Hypothermia%20FY19%20-%20Families%20%28VWFRC%20%26%20ES%29.pdf)). The count of children in families also does not include unaccompanied homeless children/youth.

Data Source: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington: Results and Analysis from the Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of Persons Experiencing Homelessness

Footnotes:

Updated July 2020

2004-2008: Literally homeless families (including children and adult in families) not available (n/a).