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 300 homeless Veterans in the Washington metropolitan area*

See U.S. Housing and Urban Development, 2018 Annual Housing Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress (Adobe Acrobat PDF).

*Per 2007-2018 Point-in-Time (PIT) Counts by CoC (Microsoft Excel XLSX spreadsheet). Please note: most homeless service providers believe PIT numbers are low because it’s extremely difficult to count unsheltered homeless people.