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This map includes data on homeless youth as reported by schools and school districts in Harris and Fort Bend Counties. Data includes youth who were identified as literally homeless by school/school district faculty (per the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s definition of homelessness, which includes staying in emergency shelters, and unsheltered on the street or other places not meant for human habitation), and youth who were identified by school/school district faculty as being unstably housed according to the US Department of Education’s broader definition of homelessness (which includes being doubled-up/couch surfing, and living in hotels/motels).

Data totals for all schools and school districts in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery Counties for the 2017-2018 school year are:

Total Sheltered Students: 1,992
Total Unsheltered Students: 803
Total Literally Homeless Students: 2,795
Total Students Doubled Up: 21,354
Total Students Living in a Hotel/Motel: 2,893
Total Homeless (including per the Dept. of Education): 27,042

Each blue school house below represents a school or school district within Houston, Harris County and/or Fort Bend County. Click on each icon for specific data related to that school/district. For additional information regarding this data, contact Sara Brown at