Jefferson County has one of the largest homeless populations in the Denver metro area. The 2018 Point-In-Time count of people experiencing homelessness in Jefferson County found 577 people homeless and 51% of those were families. In the Denver Metro area almost 80% of people were newly homeless. On the night of the survey, 24% of the people surveyed spent the night unsheltered, which means they slept on the street, under a bridge, in a car, etc.
Click here to view the full results of the survey.
NOTE: The data in the survey is a reflection of those who participated in the survey and who are within the HUD definition of homelessness. The data does not include: those who are doubled/tripled up; staying in hotels/motels paid for by themselves; and those who refused the survey.
HOMELESSNESS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
CLOSE TO HOME CAMPAIGN
Close to Home is working to raise awareness of homelessness in Colorado. Increase your understanding of homelessness, hear the stories of those who have experienced homelessnes, and learn how you can take action at closetohomeco.org.
PLAN TO END HOMELESSNESS
Heading Home has been commissioned by Jeffco Connections (JC) to develop and act on a Plan to End Homelessness. You can read our plan here.