Based on statistical data from the Coalition for the Homeless, read about who is experiencing homelessness in New York as of 2022.
Over the course of 2022:
102,656 individuals experiencing homelessness slept in the New York City Department of Homeless Services shelter system.
29,653 of which were children.
In December of 2022:
68,884 individuals experiencing homelessness in New York.
21,805 of which were children.
22,720 of which were sleeping overnight in shelters.
Changes in numbers:
39% increase in people sleeping each night in municipal shelters in the past 10 years.
112% increase in single adults experiencing homelessness in the past 10 years.
Primary causes of homelessness in New York:
Lack of affordable housing
Dangerous housing conditions