A one-day “snapshot” taken on Jan. 30, 2020, counted 619 literally homeless people in Sedgwick County. “Literally homeless” means just that. These people are surviving on the streets, in their cars, or in shelters. It does not include people living at hotels/motels or staying with family or friends. This count of homeless in Sedgwick County increased by 26 people from the 2019 count. The count was taken as part of the annual U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.) point-in-time count of homeless people in the United States.
There were more than 2,500 individuals who were homeless during the course of the 2019 calendar year in Sedgwick County.
There is a growing need to provide services to this vulnerable population, and Open Door offers assistance through the Homeless Resource Center as well as the Family Rapid Re-housing and Vision Quest programs.