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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Homelessness: Hawaii has 4th Largest Increase and 4th Largest Decrease
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 5611 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness
The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress


From US Department of Housing and Urban Development, December, 2018

(Hawaii-related excerpts)

On a Single Night in January 2018…

California and New York had the largest numbers of people experiencing homelessness and high rates of homelessness, at 33 and 46 people per 10,000. Hawaii and Oregon also had high rates, with 46 and 35 people per 10,000. While Florida and Texas contributed large numbers of homeless people to the national estimates, they had rates of homelessness lower than the national average of 17 people per 10,000 (15 per 10,000 for Florida and 9 per 10,000 for Texas)….

In four states, more than half of all people experiencing homelessness were found in unsheltered locations: California (69%), Oregon (62%), Nevada (56%), and Hawaii (53%)….

Largest Changes in Homelessness by State

  • #4 -- HAWAII 460 / 7.6% increase 2007-2018
  • #4 -- HAWAII -690 / -9.6% decrease 2017-2018

On a Single Night in January 2018…

California and Hawaii had the highest rates of homelessness among all individuals, with 59 and 58 out of every 10,000 individuals experiencing homelessness. These rates are more than 2.5 times the national rate of individual homelessness (22 out of every 10,000 individuals).

In 10 states, more than half of individuals experiencing homelessness were staying in unsheltered locations: California (78%), Hawaii (71%), Oregon (64%), Washington (60%), Nevada (59%), Mississippi (55%), Arizona (54%), Texas (54%), Arkansas (53%), and Florida (50%).

Largest Changes in Homeless Individuals

#4 -- HAWAII 796 / 23.9% increase 2007-2018

On a Single Night in January 2018….

In five states, more than half of all veterans experiencing homelessness were unsheltered: California (67%), Mississippi (64%), Oregon (56%), Hawaii (55%), and Washington (53%). …

California, Oregon, and Hawaii also had the highest rates of homelessness among all veterans, far exceeding the national rate of 18 out of 10,000 veterans. California had the highest rate (60 out of every 10,000 veterans experiencing homelessness), followed by Oregon and Hawaii (43 and 41 out of 10,000 veterans). …

Among predominately rural CoCs, Hawaii Balance of State and Chico/Paradise/Butte County CA, had the highest percentages of homeless veterans who were unsheltered (78% and 73%)…

Since 2009, the number of veterans experiencing homelessness has increased in only five states: Oregon (86), Utah (73), Vermont (43), Hawaii (33), and Arkansas (2). …

Largest Changes in Homeless Veterans

#4 -- HAWAII 33 / 6 .7% increase 2009-2018

Rural CoCs with the Highest Percentages of Homeless Veterans who are Unsheltered 2018

#1 -- Hawaii Balance of State, 125 veterans, 77.6% unsheltered

On a Single Night in January 2018….

In seven states, more than 70 percent of chronically homeless individuals were staying in unsheltered locations. Hawaii and California reported the highest percentages (87% and 85%).

Forty-two percent of homeless individuals counted in the District of Columbia were experiencing chronic homelessness. In addition to the District of Columbia, three states had chronicity rates above 35 percent: New Mexico (42%), Hawaii (37%), Oregon (36%), and Washington (35%)….

Largest Change in the Numbers of Chronically Homeless Individuals

#3 HAWAII 751 chronics, 96.5% increase 2007-2018

Of the 16 states that experienced increases in the number of individuals with chronic patterns of homelessness between 2007 and 2018, the largest absolute increase occurred in Washington, with 3,172 more chronically homeless individuals in 2018 than in 2007. Other states with large absolute increases were Oregon (1,184 more chronically homeless individuals) and Hawaii (751).

Rural CoCs with the Highest Percentages of Chronically Homeless Individuals who are Unsheltered

#2 Hawaii Balance of State, 517 chronics, 92.1% unsheltered in 2018

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