How individuals experiencing homelessness are counted
People experiencing homelessness are counted once a year (in late January) by grantees who receive funding from HUD's Continuum of Care program. This program is the largest federal program related to homelessness.1 It requires grantees to collect reliable data on the total number of people experiencing homelessness who reside in the grantee's geographic area.2Read More ⟶
* White areas with no hover-over represent areas of the country that are not represented by a Continuum of Care area.
** This map reflects the most up to date HUD map available; however, some Continuum of Care areas have merged together in 2017 since this map was updated.
See our section on How We Conducted This Analysis for more information.