Homelessness in the United States
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report, in any given single night in America 580,466 people experienced homelessness. This is a 2.2% increase from 2019’s report.

The report found that between 2019 and 2020, homelessness increased significantly among unsheltered populations and people experiencing chronic homelessness. Veteran homelessness did not decrease compared with 2019, and homelessness among family households did not decrease for the first time since 2010. The report also found that people of color are significantly over-represented among people experiencing homelessness.

After steady reductions from 2010 to 2016, homelessness has increased in the last four consecutive years!

Homelessness in Tennessee
As of January 2020, Tennessee had an estimated 7,256 experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Of that Total, 508 were family households, 570 were Veterans, 353 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 1,153 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2018-2019 school year shows that an estimated 19,747 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 585 students were unsheltered, 1,367 were in shelters, 1,903 were in hotels/motels, and 15,892 were doubled up.
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