Homelessness Statistics for Merced, CA

, California

Total Homeless persons in Merced County California in 2019

608

There are an estimated 608 homeless individuals in Merced County California. That is a 18% 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

176

There are 176 in Merced that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

13

There are 13 in Merced that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

144

There are 176 in Merced that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

275

There are 176 in Merced that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

50

There are 50 in Merced that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

4

There are 4 in Merced that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Merced County California in 2019

54

There are an estimated 608 homeless individuals in Merced County California. That is a 18% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Merced County California

Total Chronic Homeless in Merced County California

174

There are 26 more homeless individuals in Merced County California than in 2018. That is a 18% increase.

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

45

There are 50 in Merced that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

129

There are 4 in Merced that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Merced County California

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

2

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

16

Total Veteran Homeless

18

There are more homeless individuals in Merced County California than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Merced County California

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

5

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

16

Total Homeless Youth

21

There are -13 more homeless youths in Merced County California than in 2018. That is a -38% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Merced County California

569

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

Total number of shelters in Merced County California

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 248 emergency shelter beds in Merced County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 112 Transitional Housing beds in Merced 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 163 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Merced 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 46 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Merced County.

Merced, California 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
120
743
35
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


13
0


35
186


14
74


2
59
2015 Total 898 13 221 88 61
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
156
348
4
8


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


1
3


27
197


5
20


14
29
2016 Total 516 4 224 25 43
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
152
295
4
3


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


1
1


1
119


0
17


0
23
2017 Total 454 2 120 17 23
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
155
301
47
11


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


13
4


18
130


3
10


13
21
2018 Total 514 17 148 13 34
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
144
275
176
13


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


50
4


45
129


2
16


5
16
2019 Total 608 54 174 18 21
*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 58 18.2% 475 5.6% 92.1%
2016 54 0.0% 511 10.7% 87.0%
2017 63 8.3% 356 7.5% 93.3%
2018 67 12.5% 352 15.6% 100.0%
2019 54 9.7% 330 23.5% 100.0%
*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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