The Demographic Data Project compiles data analyzed from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2018 Point-in-Time Count to examine the rates of homelessness among different populations. This series works to promote equity, by examining data that illustrates different experiences of homelessness based on gender identity, race, and region.
Gender Minorities During the 2018 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, transgender and gender non-binary individuals were counted in almost every state and nearly two-thirds of the Continuums of Care (CoCs) in the country. Analysis from this data reveals that both groups are more likely to be unsheltered than cisgender adults.
Gender and Individual Homelessness Although men are the overwhelming majority of individuals counted in HUD’s annual Point-in-Time Count, and are also more likely than women to be unsheltered, the gender dynamics of homelessness require deeper examination. The second installment of the Demographic Data Project exposes counted gender disparities among the individual homeless population.
Race and Ethnicity Race and ethnicity are dominant organizing factors in America. They impact where a person lives when they are born, how they die, and practically everything in between. Homelessness is no exception.
The Role of Geography The fourth and final installment in the Demographic Data Project analyzes how representation within homeless populations across the United States differs by geographic region, including major cities, smaller cities, suburbs, and rural areas.