Information from the 2014 Houston Homeless Count indicates that on a given night there are approximately 5,351 homeless persons in our area according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) definition of homelessness, including 2,291 people living unsheltered and 3,060 living in sheltered facilities. It is important to note that this number is down 37% from 2011.

An additional 1,525 individuals who self-reported as homeless were in the Harris County Jail on the night of the count, and when added to the total of those defined as homeless by HUD, the total number of homeless individuals in the region is 6,876.

Measured in terms of the total number of persons accessing homeless services in a year, there were 27,728 individuals who accessed some type of homeless service in 2013, as captured by HMIS.

Click here to view the 2014 Homeless Count Executive Summary.