Family Violence Indicator: Number of Homeless Adults Who Report Having Experienced Domestic Violence

The number of homeless adults who reported they were victims of domestic violence, by Continuum of Care and calendar year.

Source: Data provided by the Homelessness Resource Exchange, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.


Danville/Martinsville,  Petersburg, and Staunton/Waynsboro/Augusta/Highland Counties CoCs will show as NA or blank from 2016 on and that data will be captured into Balance of State CoC.

This indicator represents the number of homeless adults who, during the annual homelessness point-in-time (PIT) count, reported that they were victims of domestic violence. This figure represents a snapshot rather than an annual average of homeless persons who have experienced domestic violence.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidance on PIT during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2018, HUD updated the Point-in-Time criteria to include “those who are currently experiencing homelessness because they are fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking as opposed to reporting on survivors who have ever experienced those circumstances.” 

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Data Last Updated: June 1, 2022