Spokane ranks near top of list of urban areas with most homeless people

SPOKANE, Wash. - A recent analysis by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ranked Spokane among the cities with the largest homeless population. 

Spokane has the fifth most homeless people in largely urban cities in the US, according to HUD. The report listed 1,245 people living in Spokane without permanent homes, both sheltered and unsheltered. 

Compare that to the largely urban city with the most homeless people, Stockton, California, where there are 1,685 homeless people. 

HUD ranked Washington as fifth in the nation with the highest homeless population. Half of all people experiencing homelessness were in one of five states, according to the report. Those states were Washington, California, New York, Florida, and Texas. 

The HUD report offers a snapshot of homelessness on a single night. THe one-night counts are done during the last 10 days of January each year. Read the full report submitted to Congress here


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