Number of Homeless People in NYC Shelters Each Night

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Source: NYC Department of Homeless Services and Department of Housing Preservation and Development shelter census reports, via Open Data website.

This includes DHS and HPD shelter beds. Learn more here. Also see: How many total people are homeless in NYC?

*For data through September 2011, figures for homeless families, children, and adult family members reflect end-of-month census data.
All numbers for families after September 2011 and for homeless single adults (men and women) for all months reflect average daily census data.

TONIGHT,

48,524 people will sleep in NYC’s main shelter system.

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Families

10,091 families will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Adults

18,855 single adults will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Children

15,087 children in families will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Adults in Families

14,582 adults in families will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Women

4,381 single adult women will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Men

14,474 single adult men will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. Hover to see the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Families

Families

10,091 families will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

15,087 Kids in Families

Children

15,087 children in families will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

14,582 Adults in Families

Adults in Families

14,582 adults in families will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Adults

Single Adults

18,855 single adults will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

4,381 Single Women

Single Women

4,381 single adult women will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

14,474 Single Men

Single Men

14,474 single adult men will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. Hover to see the average yearly breakdown of the census below.