Zillow recently released a report that highlighted the link between rising rents and homelessness in the US since 2007. Though homelessness rates dropped some -6% over the past 5 years to 168 homeless people per 100,000 people, 2018 saw homelessness rates creep up again.

Security.org, a cyber-threat defense and research firm, recently analyzed data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “Points in Time” count of homelessness figures to determine the states and cities with the highest numbers of and biggest increases in homelessness across the country. Here are Security.org’s findings:

States with the Highest Rates of Homelessness

Washington DC                  994/100,000

New York                            463/100,000

Hawaii                                457/100,000

Oregon                               349/100,000

California                            329/100,000

Washington                        310/100,000

Massachusetts                    293/100,000

Alabama                             273/100,000

Nevada                               252/100,000

Vermont                             207/100,000

Colorado                            194/100,000

States with the Biggest Increases in Homelessness

South Dakota

Delaware

Washington

Oregon

New York

Alaska

California

New Hampshire

Colorado

Cities with the Highest Rates & Biggest Increases in Homelessness

Los Angeles                        396.98/100,000                 +37.36%*

San Francisco                     261.19/100,000                 +12.19%

Seattle-Tacoma                   348/100,000                      +23%*

New York City                     393.78/100,000                 +15.9%

Anchorage                          274.08/100,000                 +6.64%

Reno-Sparks                       253.74/100,000                 +45.28%*

Amarillo                              250.05/100,000                 +44.64%*

Tallahassee FL                     236.02/100,000                 +10.05%

Napa         CA                      230.96/100,000                 +13.91%

Stockton CA                        223.87/100,000                 +0.34%

Spokane WA                       217.09/100,000                 +1.90%

Colorado Springs                 209.9/100,000                   +18.24%

Visalia CA                            207.57/100,000                 +23.95%*

St. Joseph MO                     161.28/100,000                 +2.62%

Sacramento CA                   154.4/100,000                   +41.01%*

Albuquerque NM                  146.2/100,000                   +5.57%

Minneapolis-St. Paul             122.36/100,000                 +68.66%*

Cities with the Most Improved Rates of Homelessness

San Jose-Santa Clara          362.86/100,000                 -6.45%

Eugene OR                          432.28/100,000                 -12.4%

Las Vegas                           272.58/100,000                 -24.7%*

Savannah GA                      259.05/100,000                 -21.86%*

San Diego                          256.51/100,000                 -6.96%

Vallejo CA                          252.79/100,000                 -16.8%

Fresno CA                          215.61/100,000                 -20.04%*

Denver                              181.32/100,000                 -24.56%*

Battle Creek MI                  175.48/100,000                 -16.70%

Topeka KS                          175.41/100,000                 -1.43%

Thanks to Inman’s Teke Wiggin for source data.

 

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