Homelessness affects the entire Dallas community, not just the persons who experience homelessness over the course of the year. More than 300,000 Dallas residents live in poverty and almost 600,000 live in housing distressed households. Of the 2,000 beds in Dallas shelters, the majority are full every night. Dallas also lacks an affordable housing market as the median gross rent of $950.00 is unaffordable to the homeless population and low income residents who earn 0-30% of the Dallas AMI ($63,812) are earning $1617.8 per month.
Despite the current challenges, the City of Dallas can make real progress addressing homelessness through coordinated efforts, enhanced service delivery and equitable distribution of funding and services.
Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance Annual Point in Time Count
Every year in January MDHA hosts the
Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count in accordance with
HUD requirements to count those persons in the Dallas and Collin Counties who are experiencing homelessness.
In 2019, MDHA's State of Homeless Address reported that in the City of Dallas there were
3,722 persons were reported experiencing homeless of which 1,153 were unsheltered. In Dallas and Collin County combined a total of 4,538 persons were reported experiencing homeless of which 1,452 were unsheltered.
State of Homelessness Addresses
2019 State of Homelessness Address
2018 State of Homelessness Address
2018 PIT Dallas and Collin Counties Summary
2018 Homeless Youth Address
2017 State of Homelessness Address
2017 PIT Dallas and Collin Counties Summary