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,

52,137 people will sleep in NYC’s main shelter system.

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Families

11,161 families will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Adults

18,940 single adults will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Children

16,650 children in families will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Adults in Families

16,547 adults in families will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Women

4,488 single adult women will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Men

14,452 single adult men will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. Hover to see the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Families

Families

11,161 families will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

16,650 Kids in Families

Children

16,650 children in families will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

16,547 Adults in Families

Adults in Families

16,547 adults in families will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Single Adults

Single Adults

18,940 single adults will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

4,488 Single Women

Single Women

4,488 single adult women will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

14,452 Single Men

Single Men

14,452 single adult men will sleep in DHS and HPD shelters tonight. Hover to see the average yearly breakdown of the census below.