Number of Homeless People in NYC’s Main Shelter System

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Nov 2023
92,824
  • 33,365
    Kids in Families
  • 35,514
    Adults in Families
  • 23,945
    Single Adults
In December, 20xx, 60,939 people slept in DHS and HPD Shelters.
Full Monthly Breakdown
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    Kids in families
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    Adults in families
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Source: NYC Department of Homeless Services and Human Resources Administration and NYCStat shelter census reports

This includes DHS and HPD shelter beds. Learn more here. Also click here for a better understanding of what is included in the reported data: 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.

In November 2023, 92,824 people slept in NYC’s main shelter system each night.

Click the tabs below to see the shelter census breakdown.

21,769
Families
33,365
Kids in Families
35,514
Adults in Families

In November 2023, 21,769 families slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Nov 2023
21,769

In November 2023, 33,365 children slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Nov 2023
33,365

In November 2023, 35,514 adults in families slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Nov 2023
35,514
23,945
Single Adults
5,650
Single Women
18,295
Single Men

In November 2023, 23,945 single adults slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Nov 2023
23,945

In November 2023, 5,650 single women slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Nov 2023
5,650

In November 2023, 18,295 single men slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Nov 2023
18,295
45,714
Total Households
59,459
Adults in Households
33,365
Children in Households
92,824
Adults and Children in Households

In November 2023, 45,714 total households slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Nov 2023
45,714

In November 2023, 59,459 adults in households slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Nov 2023
59,459

In November 2023, 33,365 children in households slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Nov 2023
33,365

In November 2023, 92,824 adults and children in households slept in DHS and HPD shelters each night. View the average yearly breakdown of the census below.

Nov 2023
92,824

More Facts About Homelessness

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