This article discusses the recent history and current etiologies of homelessness in the united states, presents information regarding homeless persons and their health problems, and describes steps healthcare providers can take to care for homeless patients and to try to overcome the social problem of homelessness.
Of those people, more than 176,357 were unsheltered while the number of people experiencing homelessness has declined since 2007, much work remains to be done to reach the goal of ending homelessness in the united states the circumstances of homelessness take different forms. The january 2017 point-in-time count, the most recent national estimate of homelessness in the united states, identified 553,742 people experiencing homelessness this represents a rate of approximately 17 people experiencing homelessness on a given night per 10,000 people in the general population, the lowest rate of homelessness calculated since point-in-time data collection began.
By prioritizing people experiencing chronic homelessness for existing supportive housing, and by creating opportunities to bring new units online, communities have made many more units available for people experiencing chronic homelessness with the highest needs. Homelessness in the united states: trends and demographics the us department of housing and urban development’s 2013 “annual homeless assessment report “20 states experienced increases in homelessness between 2012 and 2013 new york experienced the largest increase (7,864 people), followed by california (5,928 people.
Strategic action plan on homelessness and at least 800,000 people are homeless in the united states on any given night such as a lack of affordable housing in the community other issues related to the causes and consequences of family homelessness, such as a family’s interaction with the child welfare or foster care systems, may be.