• Description

In 2007, there were 671,859 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. These people were counted in big cities and small towns across the country. Previously, little has been known (outside of anecdotal evidence) about how many people experience homelessness in urban, rural and suburban areas. For the first time, the Alliance examines the distribution of homelessness by geographic type in this report. This report is a culmination of a multi-part series examining the geography of homelessness. This examines the following major topics:

  • Defining the Spectrum of Homelessness
  • Homelessness by Geographic Category
  • Prevalence of Homelessness
  • Urban Homelessness
  • Homeless Assistance System - Bed Inventory