Sep 29, 2016 4:35 AM GMT
On a single night in January 2014, 578,424 people were experiencing homelessness — meaning they were sleeping outside or in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program. From 2013 to 2014, a period of ongoing recovery from the Great Recession, overall homelessness decreased by 2.3 percent and homelessness decreased among every major subpopulation: unsheltered persons (10 percent), families (2.7 percent), chronically homeless individuals (2.5 percent), and veterans (10.5 percent).
http://www.endhomelessness.org/page/-/files/State_of_Homelessness_2015_FINAL_online.pdfTRENDS IN HOMELESS POPULATION AND SUBPOPULATIONS
The most dramatic decreases in homelessness have been amongst veterans and people experiencing chronic homelessness: a 33 percent decline in veteran homelessness since 2009 and a 30 percent decline in chronic homelessness since 2007.
(see above link for the 2014 picture. looks pretty much like the 2013 shown here)