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HUD releases annual homelessness numbers

An update from Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness:


HUD released its 2023 Annual Homeless Assessment Report, an annual snapshot of homelessness nationwide.  The report found more than 650,000 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2023, a 12% increase from 2022.  See the National Alliance to End Homelessness' 12 key data points here and an analysis about what's driving the increase here.


Thanks to Gordie Calkins, Director of Individual Homelessness of the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities, for culling these MA-specific findings from the report:


  • Fifth largest percent increase in homelessness from 2022-2023 (23.4% overall) and fifth largest absolute increase in homelessness from 2022-2023 (3,634 people)

  • Fourth largest percent increase in homelessness from 2007-2023 (26.5% overall)

  • Third largest decrease in homelessness during the pandemic (13.7% overall)

  • Fourth lowest percent of homeless that are unsheltered (7.1% overall)


See more MA data points at the Network blog post here.



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