Homelessness Statistics for Shelby, AL

, Alabama

Total Homeless persons in Shelby County Alabama in 2019

981

There are an estimated 981 homeless individuals in Shelby 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 Shelby that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

16

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

Sheltered individuals

495

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

Unsheltered individuals

310

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

Sheltered families

59

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

Unsheltered families

5

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

Total Homeless families in Shelby County Alabama in 2019

64

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

Chronic Homelessness in Shelby County Alabama

Total Chronic Homeless in Shelby County Alabama

97

There are -17 less homeless individuals in Shelby 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 Shelby that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

18

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

Veteran Homelessness in Shelby County Alabama

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

75

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

16

Total Veteran Homeless

91

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

Youth Homelessness in Shelby County Alabama

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

26

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

41

Total Homeless Youth

67

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

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Shelby County Alabama

2,639

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

Total number of shelters in Shelby County Alabama

0

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 Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby County.

Shelby County, Alabama Homeless Shelters and Services

There are no listing located within the city limits.

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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