Homelessness Statistics for Jefferson, AL

, Alabama

Total Homeless persons in Jefferson County Alabama in 2019

981

There are an estimated 981 homeless individuals in Jefferson County Alabama. That is a 9% change from 2018.

The homelessness statistics listed are collected from HUD and from the Homeless Shelter Directory database for 2019

Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals in families

160

There are 160 in Jefferson that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

16

There are 16 in Jefferson that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

495

There are 160 in Jefferson that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

310

There are 160 in Jefferson that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

59

There are 59 in Jefferson that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

5

There are 5 in Jefferson that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Jefferson County Alabama in 2019

64

There are an estimated 981 homeless individuals in Jefferson County Alabama. That is a 9% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Jefferson County Alabama

Total Chronic Homeless in Jefferson County Alabama

97

There are -17 less homeless individuals in Jefferson County Alabama than in 2018. That is a -15% drop .

What is Chronic Homeless?

Chronic homelessness refers to people who have found themselves experiencing homelessness repeatedly and is often accompanied with mental ilness or substance abuse.

Chronically homeless individuals have been on the streets for a long time, potentially years.

Sheltered Chronic

Sheltered chronic

79

There are 59 in Jefferson that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

18

There are 5 in Jefferson that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Jefferson County Alabama

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

75

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

16

Total Veteran Homeless

91

There are more homeless individuals in Jefferson County Alabama than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Jefferson County Alabama

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

26

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

41

Total Homeless Youth

67

There are 41 more homeless youths in Jefferson County Alabama than in 2018. That is a 158% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Jefferson County Alabama

2,639

This figure represents the total number of beds available in all categories of Housing.

Total number of shelters in Jefferson County Alabama

23

What are Emergency Shelters?

Emergency Shelters are places where the homeless can find a safe place to stay in case of sudden loss of housing. There are about 516 emergency shelter beds in Jefferson County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 277 Transitional Housing beds in Jefferson County.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

Permanent Supportive Housing is a long-term housing service for the elderly or vulnurable population struggling to stay above the poverty line. There are about 1740 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Jefferson County.

What is Rapid Re-Housing?

Rapid re-housing is a short-term rental assistance service with the purpose of helping people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. There are about 106 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Jefferson County.

Jefferson County, Alabama Homeless Shelters and Services

23 Homeless Shelter Listings in Jefferson County

Aletheia House

Aletheia House

Birmingham, AL

Men's Services- 201 Finley Ave West 205-324-6502 Aletheia House is a community-based organization that has been providing substance abuse treatment and prevention services to low-i [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 25, 2020
Foundry Ministries

Foundry Ministries

Bessemer, AL

Mission: To restore hope and rebuild the lives of the addict, the ex-inmate and the destitute through Christ-centered Recovery, Re-Entry and Rescue.Hours: Mondays through Fridays 8:30am to [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 6, 2021
Birmingham PATH Center

Birmingham PATH Center

Birmingham, AL

We supply emergency services for homeless women and children – showers, clean clothes and hot meals. Last year, our Day Center served more than 1,200 women and children. The Day Center [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 15, 2016
Brother Bryan Mission

Brother Bryan Mission

Birmingham, AL

Homeless Shelter and services for men. Provides all essentials for daily living, chapel service nightly, NA & AA meetings weekly, programs to improve reading and writing skills. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 15, 2016
Catholic Center of Concern

Catholic Center of Concern

Birmingham, AL

Shelter for all.The Centers of Concern throughout the Diocese of Birmingham provide direct aid to the poor. These centers are one of the most important ministries of outreach in our Dioces [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 6, 2021
Bridge Ministries - Homeless Families with Children

Bridge Ministries - Homeless Families with Children

Birmingham, AL

Temporary lodging for families with children when all other shelters are full.* Referral from family shelter required.Financial assistance from shelter to housing. By appointme [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 15, 2016
Community Kitchens of Birmingham

Community Kitchens of Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

Those we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. Generally we help children, the unemployed, homeless, the working poor, the disabled, families on welfare, veterans and the elderly whose fixed incom [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 15, 2016
Fellowship House

Fellowship House

Birmingham, AL

Our GoalOur goal is to aid the individual in the personal, social and vocational adjustment necessary for the maintenance of a sober and productive life.Provide [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 1, 2020
Hannah Bethany Home - Womens Homeless Shelter

Hannah Bethany Home - Womens Homeless Shelter

Birmingham, AL

Adult women. Intake 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Phone referral okay.Provides shelter, clothes, transportation referral, group and individual counseling.Eligibility: Women in need may receive sh [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 1, 2020
Hope House Residential Youth Shelter

Hope House Residential Youth Shelter

Birmingham, AL

Phone: 252.HOPE (4673)Teens (13-21). Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-3:00 PM.Transportation provided to shelter facility.Residential Youth Shelter Our shelter provides a safe en [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 28, 2016
YWCA Interfaith Hospitality House for Families

YWCA Interfaith Hospitality House for Families

Birmingham, AL

Interfaith Hospitality HouseThe YWCA operates one of Alabama’s only permanent facilities serving two parent families experiencing homelessness in the state of Alabama. Through the Interfaith H [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 6, 2021
Jefferson-Blount-st. Clair Mental Health/Mental Retardation Authority

Jefferson-Blount-st. Clair Mental Health/Mental Retardation Authority

Birmingham, AL

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMSThe Authority operates a residential program for adults with mental illness, which provides treatment and housing for 90 individuals. This program is comprised of four Transi [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 15, 2016
Jimmie Hale Mission Shelter - Shepura Men’s Center

Jimmie Hale Mission Shelter - Shepura Men’s Center

Birmingham, AL

Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission, Inc. is a Christian-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, which includes a homeless shelter for men, a shelter for women and children, after-school Bible clubs, recove [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 15, 2020
Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham Emergency Shelter

Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham Emergency Shelter

Birmingham, AL

Men, women & children. Picture ID required.Men Intake 4:00 PM-until full. Women Intake 8:00 AM-until full.(After hours intake for emergencies.)No ID required for first night [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 6, 2021
The Firehouse Shelter

The Firehouse Shelter

Birmingham, AL

Overnight shelter and day program for adult homeless men. The Firehouse Shelter serves more homeless men than any agency in the state of Alabama and operates the broadest, most comprehens [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 6, 2021
First Light Women Childrens Shelter and Services

First Light Women Childrens Shelter and Services

Birmingham, AL

Emergency shelter for homeless women and children; permanent housing for women with disabilities; permanent housing for chronically homeless women. Referrals as necessary; life skills training; serves [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 6, 2021
Clay Veterans Center - Three Hots & A Cot

Clay Veterans Center - Three Hots & A Cot

Center Point, AL

For Homeless VeteransOperated by Three Hots and A Cot Three Hots and A Cot is a 501c3 organization (TAX ID # 26-4355458) formed by veterans to help veterans. Our primary mission [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 6, 2021
Pathways - For Women

Pathways - For Women

Birmingham, AL

    Serving women and children    Transitional housing    Permanent supported housing for mentally ill women    Meals [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 24, 2018
Changed Lives Christian Center

Changed Lives Christian Center

Birmingham , AL

Homeless transitional housing ministry. 6-24 month program. Meal assistance, job placement assistance, transportation assistance. Monthly free medical clinic. Homeless meal service 3 nights per week. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 6, 2021
Jessies Place - Homeless Shelter for Women and Children

Jessies Place - Homeless Shelter for Women and Children

Birmingham, AL

Due to our desire to protect women and children already in the program, women wanting to enter the program should arrive at Jessie’s Place by 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, to apply and participate [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 15, 2016
Priority Veteran Birmingham

Priority Veteran Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

Priority Veteran serves veterans and their family members throughout Alabama with offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Tuskegee. Priority Veteran offers can assist low-income, homeless [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 11, 2017
First Light, Inc.

First Light, Inc.

North Birmingham, AL

OverviewEmergency ShelterThe First Light emergency shelter is a dorm-like setting which offers a bed, locker and bathroom and laundry facilities for 36 women and one famil [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 24, 2018
The Lovelady Center

The Lovelady Center

Birmingham, AL

Transitional housing for women and children9 - 12 month faith based programprison re-entry programsEmpowering women, through faith-based initiati [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 24, 2018

Point-In-Time Count Summary

Total Homeless Total Families Total Chronic Total Veterans Total Youth
2015
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
661
225
255
12


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


84
4


35
204


133
11


56
21
2015 Total 1,153 88 239 144 77
2016
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
743
184
289
12


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


98
3


29
63


156
2


88
22
2016 Total 1,228 101 92 158 110
2017
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
715
217
160
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


60
0


28
61


29
11


80
45
2017 Total 1,092 60 89 40 125
2018
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
501
219
181
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


54
0


90
24


116
17


21
5
2018 Total 901 54 114 133 26
2019
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
495
310
160
16


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


59
5


79
18


75
16


26
41
2019 Total 981 64 97 91 67
*Key
  • SI: Individuals in shelters
  • UI: Unsheltered individuals
  • IFS: Individuals in families shelters
  • UIF : Unsheltered individuals in families
  • S: Sheltered
  • H: Homeless

Homelessness Behavioral and Performance Statistics

Avg days* Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Return rate* Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months 1st time* Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Temp 2 Perm* Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Supp 2 Perm* Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH
2015 76 15.0% 3302 21.8% 88.2%
2016 74 17.9% 3121 23.6% 90.6%
2017 67 27.9% 2938 23.1% 94.2%
2018 70 16.2% 2512 18.5% 96.7%
2019 74 11.9% 2642 22.4% 96.7%
*Key
  • Avg days: Average Length of Time Homeless (days)
  • Return rate: Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months
  • 1st time: Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time
  • Temp 2 Perm : Rate People Exit from Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Re-housing to Permanent Housing
  • Supportive 2 Perm: Rate People in Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Permanent Housing Retain or Exit to Permanent Housing

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