Illinois homeless population numbered 10,199 last year, study finds

Illinois had a 2019 homeless population of 10,199, or eight homeless people per 10,000 residents, according to a new study by the home services website Porch.com.

The share of the homeless population in Illinois was the ninth lowest rate among the 50 states, according to Porch.com, which based its conclusions on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.

The share of the state’s homeless residents living unsheltered was 18.5 percent, while the share of chronically homeless people among the Illinois homeless population stood at 18.1 percent.

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