Homelessness in Georgia

In Georgia …

  • More than 75,000 are homeless at some time during the year.

  • There are more than 58,000 homeless children in Georgia.

  • Georgia is second worst state in the nation for child homelessness.

  • Georgia ranks sixth in the nation for states with the highest number of unsheltered people.

  • There are approximately 2,766 homeless veterans in Georgia.

In Atlanta …

  • Atlanta is the poorest city in the U.S. for children – more children in Atlanta live in poverty than in any other city.

  • 48 percent of all the children in Atlanta in poverty live in families with annual incomes of less than $15,000 a year.

  • More than 10,000 people in metro Atlanta experience homelessness on any given night.

  • More than 40 percent of those people are women and children.

 

Sources:

http://www.homelesstaskforce.org/thefacts.html 

https://www.homeaidatlanta.org/helpnumbers.php

http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/docs/2010AHARVeteransReport.pdf

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