Fact Sheet

Quick Facts

  • Nationally, HUD estimates that more than 40,000 Veterans experienced homelessness on a given night in January 2017
  • Additionally, another 1.4 million Veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and insufficient housing
  • Veterans comprise about 9% of the adult homeless population
  • HUD estimates that there are about 400 homeless Veterans in the Washington metropolitan area*

See U.S. Housing and Urban Development, 2017 Annual Housing Assessment Report, https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/2017-AHAR-Part-1.pdf

*Per Point-in-Time (PIT)  Count estimates, https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/2007-2017-PIT-Counts-by-CoC.xlsx. Please note: most homeless service providers believe PIT numbers are low because it’s extremely difficult to count unsheltered homeless people.