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The Facts

Tracking NYC's Family Homelessness Crisis

The family homelessness crisis in New York City is persistent with far-reaching and multi-generational impacts on families with children. Below is a dashboard tracking child population data from the city’s daily and monthly homeless shelter census.

Note: The data displayed in this dashboard is from NYC’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS), which comprises a large majority of the city’s homeless population but does not include children living in non-DHS shelter settings.

Children Living in NYC Shelters

Daily census from Oct 17, 2023 to Apr 12, 2024

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Household Types in NYC Shelter

Daily census from Oct 17, 2023 to Apr 12, 2024

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Children Living in NYC Shelter by Age

Average daily census from Sep 2023

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NYC Residential Evictions

Monthly data from Jan 2017 to Mar 2024

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Learn more about the NYC family homelessness crisis by reading the FHC fact sheet.

Download the 2023 Fact Sheet