Homelessness & Health

A view of the back of person wearing a backpack and a hooded sweatshirt outside in a cold busy urban setting

Homelessness affects both physical and mental health and makes accessing health care difficult. As a result, people experiencing homelessness often face higher rates of poor health outcomes than people with housing. Public health tools are particularly important to protect the health of people experiencing homelessness and support the end of homelessness.

Page last reviewed: May 6, 2022