Though we still have a lot of work ahead of us to prevent and end homelessness in our region, Houston has continued to make great strides in addressing homelessness over the last few years.

For the first time in several years, Houston is no longer one of the 10 cities in the U.S. with the largest homeless populations. Below are the comparative figures for those 10 cities. All data is taken from the 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, which reflect the number of homeless persons on a given night in the below Continuums of Care (CoCs):


New York City, NY 67,810
Los Angeles City & County CA 34,393
Las Vegas/Clark County, NV 9,417
Seattle/King County, WA 8,949
San Diego City and County, CA 8,506
District of Columbia 7,748
San Jose/Santa Clara City and County, CA 7,567
Metropolitan Denver, CO 6,621
San Francisco, CA 6,408
Chicago, IL 6,287