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 ( 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


Updated May 2022

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