On any given night, approximately 750,000 men, women, and children are homeless in the US. * 56% are living in shelters and transitional housing, while 44% are unsheltered. * 59% are single adults and 41% are persons living in families. * 98,452 are homeless families * 23% are chronically homeless according to HUD’s definition. ( Over the course of a year, between 2.5 and 3.5 million people will live either on the streets or in an emergency shelter.
(Homelessness in the United States of America. Prepared by the National Alliance to End Homelessness.)
Based on the January 2011 National Alliance to End Homelessness State of Homelessness report, an estimated 14,055 people experience homelessness each night in Illinois. * 84% were living in shelters and transitional housing, while 16% were unsheltered. * 53% were single adults and 47% were persons living in families. * 16% were chronically homeless