Facts About Homelessness

Number of Homeless People in NYC Shelters Each Night

In November 2022, 67,150 people slept in the main NYC shelter system.

Click below for a breakdown of children and adults in family shelters.

Families Breakdown
In November 2022, 21,089 children in families slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night.

A beige chart with a blue area graph showing children homelessness census data from 1983 to November 2022. Red arrow and numbers indicate 21,089.

In November 2022, 23,364 adults in families slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night.

A beige chart with a blue area graph showing adults in families homelessness census data from 1983 to November 2022. Red arrow and numbers indicate 23,364.

Click below for a breakdown of men and women.

Single Adults Breakdown
In November 2022, 4,823 single adult women slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night.

A beige chart with a blue area graph showing single women homelessness census data from 1983 to November 2022. Red arrow and numbers indicate 4,823.

In November 2022, 17,874 single adult men slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night.

A beige chart with a blue area graph showing single men homelessness census data from 1983 to November 2022. Red arrow and numbers indicate 17,874.

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.