- Nationally, an estimated 49,933 Veterans were homeless in January 2014.
- There were almost 1,700 homeless Veterans in Virginia, Maryland, and DC in January 2014.
- 92% of homeless Veterans are male; 8% are female.
- The number of homeless Veterans declined 33% between 2010 and 2014.
- Nearly half of homeless Veterans are located in major cities and nearly 40% are located in smaller cities and counties; the remaining 13% are located in less urban and rural areas.
- Approximately 40% of homeless Veterans are African American or Hispanic – a disproportionately high percentage compared to all Veterans.
- About one-half of homeless Veterans served during the Vietnam period.
- Roughly 1.4 million other Veterans are considered to be at risk of becoming homeless due to poverty, lack of support networks, and poor living conditions.
Source: First two bullets: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, “2014 Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program, Homeless Populations and Subpopulations“; Remaining bullets: National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, http://nchv.org/index.php/news/media/background_and_statistics/#facts
Estimates of Homeless Veterans by State (2014)
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, “2014 Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program, Homeless Populations and Subpopulations“