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The purpose of this study was to investigate depression and characteristics in Kinetic House-Tree-Person in elderly in home and in facilities. The 386 subjects which consist of 200 in home and 186 in facilities were selected from Daegu, Kyung-Buk, Kyung-Nam.The results were as follows ;First, the level of depression of the elderly in facilities showed higher scores than that of elderly in home. The general level of depression of the elderly both in home and in facilities showed the average or above.Second, in case of elderly in home, such variables as age, marriage state, academic level, past career, monthly income, health state, satisfaction in life, leisure activities revealed significant differences in depression. In case of elderly in facilities, such variables as religion, monthly income, health state, satisfaction in life, leisure activities revealed significant differences in depression.Third, in case of elderly in home, the variables of the tree branches in the tree style drawing revealed differences in depression. Whereas, in case of elderly in facilities, such variables as existence of the door and window in the house style drawing, the leaves in the tree style drawing, the degree of completion in face, leg and feet, decoration of the clothes, in the person style drawing revealed differences in depression. In the whole style, variable of the margin and harmony of the drawing revealed differences in depression.