How Many People Are Experiencing Homelessness In Austin?

How Many People Are Experiencing Homelessness In Austin?

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Austin has several different ways for measuring how many people in our community are experiencing homelessness.

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Donate or volunteer with a local nonprofit organization that serves those experiencing homelessness in our community.

Homelessness. It’s one of the biggest issues facing our community. That’s why we’re kicking off a series on homelessness, examining how our city’s homelessness response system works, where the gaps are, and what our elected officials, nonprofit leaders, and community members are doing to address the crisis. 


To start off the series, we’re going to try to answer a question that is a lot more complicated than it seems – how many people are actually experiencing homelessness in Austin?

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You can look through more of Austin’s PIT Count data here.  

ECHO is a local nonprofit organization & the lead agency of something called the Austin/Travis County Continuum of Care. They’re responsible for collecting most of our city’s official data on homelessness. 

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This data comes from ECHO’s HRS dashboard. You can explore all of that data here

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To learn more about the difference between the PIT Count and HMIS data, check out this blog post from ECHO. 

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You can learn more about the Austin Street Outreach Collaborative here

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