According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a homeless individual is defined as an individual who lacks housing, including an individual whose primary residence during the night is a supervised facility public or private.

In 2016, 564,708 people in the U.S. are homeless. According to a recent report, the 564,708 homeless were living on the streets, in cars, in homeless shelters, or in subsidized transitional housing during a one-night national survey in January of 2016.

There are many homeless shelters and services provided throughout the city of Flint. Please click on the links below for more information on Flint shelters.


The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program is the only Federal program dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Under the HOPWA Program, HUD makes grants to local communities, States, and nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Click here to learn more.