Updated: Oct 28
According to a 2022 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Part 1 released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 582,462 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2022. The report also found that homelessness rose for individuals, people with disabilities who experience long-term homelessness, and people in unsheltered settings.
However, the number of families with children experiencing homelessness declined by 6% between 2020 and 2022, marking a total decline of 36% since 2010.
The report does not provide information on the racial or ethnic composition of homeless families in America. However, according to a 2019 report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, African Americans make up a disproportionate share of the homeless population in America.
Although they represent only 13% of the general population, African Americans account for 40% of all people experiencing homelessness. Source