• City of Tacoma QA
  • City of Tacoma Data

For Individuals

There is currently not a mechanism in place to track the number of people experiencing homelessness, which makes it a unique issue. There is an estimated 400 single adults who seek shelter nightly in Tacoma, yet we believe that is a low representation of the actual number of people who are experiencing homelessness in Tacoma.


For Individuals

For unaccompanied adults, the three most commonly cited causes of homelessness are:

  • Substance abuse
  • Lack of affordable housing
  • Mental illness

Tacoma has two shelters that provide unaccompanied adult men and women who are experiencing homelessness shelter services: