The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition released the 2023 State of the Homeless report March 31 that shows an increase the past two years.

While 2020 saw a decrease in homelessness due to COVID-19 housing and relief programs, according to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the homeless population in Tarrant County is up 22% year over year, according to a city of Fort Worth press release.

The comprehensive report details the scope of homelessness across Tarrant County, what has been done in a year to assist this underserved community and how to further address issues that cause homelessness. According to the press release:
  • More than 2,700 people across Tarrant County are experiencing homelessness.
  • 1,000 of those are unsheltered.
  • 1,400 are in emergency shelters.
The report also highlighted the coalition’s efforts to help those experiencing homelessness. These efforts include:
  • Finding permanent homes for 2,044 unhoused individuals
  • Assisting 130 landlords willing to give tenants a second chance
  • Securing $64 million in funds to develop additional housing
  • Training 2,675 people to assist the homeless population