Homelessness Statistics for San Mateo, CA

, California

Total Homeless persons in San Mateo County California in 2019

1,512

There are an estimated 1,512 homeless individuals in San Mateo County California. That is a 22% 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

339

There are 339 in San Mateo that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

62

There are 62 in San Mateo that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

272

There are 339 in San Mateo that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

839

There are 339 in San Mateo that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

103

There are 103 in San Mateo that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

16

There are 16 in San Mateo that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in San Mateo County California in 2019

119

There are an estimated 1,512 homeless individuals in San Mateo County California. That is a 22% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in San Mateo County California

Total Chronic Homeless in San Mateo County California

318

There are 80 more homeless individuals in San Mateo County California than in 2018. That is a 34% 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

66

There are 103 in San Mateo that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

252

There are 16 in San Mateo that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in San Mateo County California

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

35

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

34

Total Veteran Homeless

69

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

Youth Homelessness in San Mateo County California

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

17

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

18

Total Homeless Youth

35

There are 5 more homeless youths in San Mateo County California than in 2018. That is a 17% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in San Mateo County California

2,008

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

Total number of shelters in San Mateo County California

11

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 333 emergency shelter beds in San Mateo County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 348 Transitional Housing beds in San Mateo 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 1054 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in San Mateo 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 239 Rapid Re-Housing beds in San Mateo County.

San Mateo County, California Homeless Shelters and Services

11 Homeless Shelter Listings in San Mateo County

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Homeless Help Center

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Homeless Help Center

San Mateo, CA

PFRC is a homelessness prevention program, whose mission is to assist with basic survival necessities & wellness support to families & individuals at risk of homelessness. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 30, 2020
Coastside Opportunity Center

Coastside Opportunity Center

El Granada, CA

Our client base comprises about 15% of the population of the mid-coast and includes: the working poor, the homeless, seniors living below the poverty level, the disabled, and families and/or individua [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 15, 2018
Pacifica Resource Center - Shelter Network

Pacifica Resource Center - Shelter Network

Pacifica, CA

Office Hours:Mon:8:30 am - 5:30 pmTue:8:30 am - 5:30 pmWed:8:30 am - 7:30 pmThu:8:30 am - 5:30 pmFri:8:30 am - 1:30 pmClosed 12:30-1:3 [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 16, 2015
Shelter Network Redwood City - Redwood Family House

Shelter Network Redwood City - Redwood Family House

Redwood City, CA

Interim shelter and services for 9 families.LifeMoves programs are free of charge for the people we serve and our team provides far more than temporary shelter. In exchange, mandatory and [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 27, 2017
LifeMoves First Step for Families

LifeMoves First Step for Families

San Mateo, CA

Interim shelter and services for 39 families. Services Case Management: Our trained Case Managers support clients' unique needs, helping them manage budgets, connect with [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 6, 2019
Daly City Community Service Center - Shelter Network

Daly City Community Service Center - Shelter Network

Daly City, CA

Shelter Network network referral area for shelter. Contact the Daly City Community Service Center social workers to arrange intake to a shelter or other resources for help. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 21, 2012
Shelter Network

Shelter Network

Menlo Park, CA

Shelter Network is committed to providing housing and support services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to re-establish self-sufficiency and to return to permanent homes [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 21, 2012
HOME & HOPE Homeless Assistance

HOME & HOPE Homeless Assistance

Burlingame, CA

HOME & HOPE serves homeless families in San Mateo County. Their mission: To provide a safe haven for homeless families while helping them to regain long term self sufficiency and [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 30, 2011
Shelter Network

Shelter Network

Burlingame, CA

Shelter Network is committed to providing housing and support services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to re-establish self-sufficiency and to return to permanent homes [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 3, 2011
Community Resource Center Puente

Community Resource Center Puente

Pescadero, CA

Shelter Network network referral area for shelter. Contact the Community Resource Center Puente's social workers to arrange intake to a shelter or other resources for help. Puente itse [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 21, 2012
Safe Harbor Shelter

Safe Harbor Shelter

South San Francisco, CA

Hours: Daily 5:30 p.m -  7 a.m.The Shelter offers emergency and short-term housing options in a 90-bed and 10-cot shelter: safety, warmth, sustenance, and healthcare are the esse [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 31, 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
307
660
401
115


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


112
35


83
230


93
90


18
26
2015 Total 1,483 147 313 183 44
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
251
660
335
115


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


97
35


5
230


46
90


27
26
2016 Total 1,361 132 235 136 53
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
260
562
356
75


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


97
19


31
203


48
57


19
11
2017 Total 1,253 116 234 105 30
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
249
562
352
75


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


102
19


35
203


43
57


19
11
2018 Total 1,238 121 238 100 30
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
272
839
339
62


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


103
16


66
252


35
34


17
18
2019 Total 1,512 119 318 69 35
*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 89 9.5% 1896 42.9% 96.2%
2016 95 9.0% 1565 53.5% 97.9%
2017 98 8.0% 1505 46.0% 96.4%
2018 97 7.1% 1984 44.0% 98.6%
2019 107 10.2% 1788 41.7% 98.4%
*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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