The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released its 2022 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Part 1 to Congress. The report found 582,462 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2022 — a .3% increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness from 2020 to 2022.
While the overall number of people experiencing homelessness in 2022 increased slightly compared with 2020, it rose significantly for individuals, people with disabilities who experience long-term homelessness, and people in unsheltered settings.
The number of chronically homeless individuals (individuals with disabilities experiencing homelessness for long periods of time) increased by 16% between 2020 and 2022.
Lunch Break’s Family Promise program continues to fill the gap for our growing number of financially insecure families experiencing homelessness in our own communities. Please be an advocate for change and help us in our efforts to provide affordable housing options for our neighbors.
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