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Unsheltered Homelessness and Homeless Encampments in 2019

Release Date: 
January 2021 (5 pages)
Posted Date:   
April 5, 2021

This brief presents estimates of the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness on a single night in January, 2019. It discusses definitions of encampments and the questions: who is experiencing unsheltered homelessness generally and in encampment settings, why unsheltered homelessness is increasing overall, and what is driving the increase in encampments.

This report is part of the Exploring Homelessness Among People Living in Encampments and Associated Costs study. Click here to learn more about this study.

Click here for more data on sheltered and unsheltered homelessness collected during the Point-in-Time (PIT) count.