Ten US Cities with High Homeless Populations

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10. Boston, MA
9. Denver, CO
8. Detroit, MI
7. New York, NY
6. Philadelphia, PA
5. Portland, OR
4. San Francisco, CA
3. Seattle, WA
2. Tuscon, AZ
1. Washington, DC

*Cities listed alphabetically

While we know that homelessness is not unique to our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC is frequently listed as a US city with the highest rates of homelessness.

To help end homelessness in Washington, DC, and across the country, Thrive DC provides nutritious meals and social services to those in need.

If you would like to help Thrive DC lead the fight against homelessness, consider VOLUNTEERING with us or supporting our mission with a DONATION.


To share your thoughts on homelessness, leave a comment below!

Resources gathered from the National Alliance to End Homelessness and The University of Maryland.



By | 2012-07-13T13:57:03+00:00 July 13th, 2012|Blog, Top Five|2 Comments


  1. rahaf7 January 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    I am writing this comment because I want to be a part of ending the homelessness. To me being homeless is a big issue because not everyone is blessed with a nice home and a warm bed to sleep on. Some people have to go through so much in order to provide themselves with shelter and to me that is not fair. Everyone should be treated equally and people without homes should be given homes, whether it is an old man, a baby, or a helpless teenager. Not having a home to sleep in can lead to horrific acts and also deaths. God knows if these people do not have a home to sleep in, they most likely do not have food either. I hope that people around the world soon realize that this is most definitely a huge issue and they begin to realize that if we do not start to help now, it will be too late eventually.

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