Homelessness in America: Focus on Individual Adults

United States Interagency Council on HomelessnessTo prevent and end homelessness in America, there must be a clear understanding of who is at risk of homelessness and who experiences homelessness. This includes being attentive to differences within and between subpopulations of people who are at risk for or are experiencing homelessness.

This publication from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness summarizes the most relevant data and research regarding different subpopulations to help inform the work that must happen across the federal government, states, and local communities to end homelessness. The brief focuses on individuals who experience homelessness as adults without children, which includes people who also fall into other population categories such as veterans, people experiencing chronic homelessness, and unaccompanied youth 18 years old or older.