Data and Statistics on Homelessness

NCHE Resources

Federal Data Summary School Years 2013-14 to 2015-16: Education for Homeless Children and Youth

This December 2017 report provides a summary of data collected by the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. The report includes an examination of data collected for the 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 school years. Information on the process used to collect data, issues related to data quality for various elements, and data collected by other federal programs also are discussed.
Download Federal Data Summary School Years 2013-14 to 2015-16: Education for Homeless Children and Youth.

Other Resources

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017

This annual report by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics presents a comprehensive look at critical areas of child well-being, including key indicators in seven domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.
Download America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017.
Access reports from previous years.
 
America's Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness
 
This 2014 report from the National Center on Family Homelessness documents the number of homeless children in every state, their well-being, their risk for child homelessness, and state-level planning and policy efforts. Using findings from numerous sources that include well-established national data sets, as well as its own research, NCFH rank the states in four domains, and then develops a composite of these domains to rank the states from 1 (best) to 50 (worst). A page about the District of Columbia also is available.
Download America's Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness.
 
Annie E Casey Foundation: KIDS COUNT Data Center
 
This website brings together data on the well-being of children collected by KIDS COUNT grantees from state and local sources. Users can access state-specific inventories of data from local sources, such as health departments, human services agencies, and schools. Users have access to raw data and can generate graphs, maps, rankings, and regional or state profiles.
Visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center website.
 
Child Trends DataBank
 
Child Trends Databank is the one-stop-shop for the latest national trends and research on over 80 key indicators of child and youth well-being. The DataBank includes statistics and information on such issues as social and emotional development, poverty and income, and education and skills.
Visit the Child Trends DataBank website.
 
Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)
 
This U.S. Department of Education data collection reports data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation's public schools on a biennial basis. The CRDC includes data on enrollment demographics, preschool, match and science courses, Advanced Placement (AP), SAT & ACT, discipline, school expenditures, and teacher experience. New data items for the 2015-16 CRDC include math and science classes taught by certified teachers, enrollment in Algebra I in Grade 7 and Geometry in Grade 8, offenses, pre-K discipline, days missed due to suspensions, and transfers to alternate schools.
Visit the CRDC webpage.
 
Falling Through the Cracks: Graduation and Dropout Rates among Michigan's Homeless High School Students
 
This 2018 report from the University of Michigan explores high school dropout and graduation rates for Michigan students experiencing homelessness, as compared to students overall and other student subpopulations.
Download Falling Through the Cracks: Graduation and Dropout Rates among Michigan's Homeless High School Students.
 
National Center for Education Statistics
 
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity responsible for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States.
Visit the National Center for Education Statistics website.
 
National Center for Children in Poverty: 50-State Demographics Data Generator
 
This webpage from the National Center for Children in Poverty provides statistical information about low-income children focusing on various areas of interest, including family income level; parental presence, education, employment, and marital status; the child's age and race-ethnicity; and family residential area and moves.

The Colorado On-Time Graduation Rate
 
This webpage from the Colorado Department of Education provides statistics on the on-time graduation of students in Colorado. Visit the Graduates and Completers by District, and Instructional Program Service Type link to access graduation data disaggregated by various subgroups, including students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and students experiencing homelessness.

The Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate
 
This webpage from the Virginia Department of Education provides statistics on the on-time graduation of students in Virginia. Data is disaggregated by various subgroups, including students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and students experiencing homelessness.
The 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress
 
This U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report is submitted to Congress each year in 2 parts. Part 1 outlines the key findings of the annual Point-In-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory (HIC) counts conducted in January. Part 2 provides an estimate of the number of people who experienced sheltered or unsheltered homelessness over the course of the year based on Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data.
Download The 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
      Part I Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness
 (November 2016)
      Part 2 Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S. (December 2017)
Download The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
      Part I Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness
 (November 2015)
      Part 2 Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S. (October 2016)
Download The 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
      Part I Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness
 (December 2014)
      Part 2 Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S. (November 2015)
Download The 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
      Part I Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness
 (December 2013)
      Part II Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S. (February 2015)
Download The 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
      Volume I Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness
 (December 2012)
      Volume II Estimates of Homelessness in the United States (September 2013)
Download The 2011 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (November 2012) 
Download The 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (June 2011)
Download The 2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (June 2010)
Download The Third Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (July 2008)
Download The Second Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (March 2008) 
Download The Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (February 2007)

U.S. Conference of Mayors 2016 Hunger and Homelessness Survey
 
This is the 2016 edition of the annual survey provided by the United States Conference of Mayors. It is a status report on hunger and homelessness in the United States based on a 38-city survey.
Download The U.S. Conference of Mayors Report on Hunger and Homelessness Survey. (Dec 2016)

U.S. Census Bureau School District Poverty Estimates
 
The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program (SAIPE) produces annually updated school district poverty estimates to support the administration and allocation of Title I funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended. These data include estimates of total population, number of children ages 5 to 17, and number of related children ages 5 to 17 in families in poverty.
Visit the School Districts Poverty Estimates webpage.