Regional Homelessness Data

Measuring results, monitoring performance, and building accountability

Data is a critical tool for preventing and ending homelessness. Because many variables affect homelessness and the situation is often changing, it is important to collect the numbers and characteristics of people experiencing homelessness, as well as information about services and how they are provided. These data are essential to understanding and improving our system.

People Experiencing Homelessness

MeasureMethodologyLead Agency Number (King County)
2020 Point in Time CountPoint in Time; Single NightAll Home11,751 individuals
2022 Point in Time CountPoint in Time; Single NightKCRHA13,368 individuals
2023 Snapshot ReportState Administrative Data; Single NightWA Department of Commerce34,866 individuals
2020 Cross-Systems AnalysisAdministrative Data; Annualized NumberKing County Department of Community and Human Services40,871 individuals
2022 Housing Gaps AnalysisStatistical Modeling; Administrative Data; Annualized NumberWA Department of Commerce & Cloudburst Consulting53,532 individuals
More information about methodology is available in the 5-Year Plan.

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King County’s Homeless Response System

How equitable is the system?

Explore Our Data Dashboards

Households Served

How many households are accessing the system?

Crisis Response

How well is the system meeting the need for services?

System Performance

How well is our system performing?

Rapid Re-Housing

How are rapid re-housing programs performing?

Additional Data and Reports

Coordinated Entry System

A matching service that connects people experiencing homelessness with available housing that meets their needs.

Point-in-Time Count

An estimate of the number of people experiencing homelessness in our community. Note that this is widely understood to be an undercount.

Research Reports

Reports include annual evaluations of Coordinated Entry System, data reviews, and analyses.

How we’re working to reduce homelessness.

What we’ve accomplished and where we’re going.