Homelessness Statistics for Fairfield, CT

, Connecticut

Total Homeless persons in Fairfield County Connecticut in 2019

771

There are an estimated 771 homeless individuals in Fairfield County Connecticut. That is a 4% 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

295

There are 295 in Fairfield that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

2

There are 2 in Fairfield that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

378

There are 295 in Fairfield that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

96

There are 295 in Fairfield that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

101

There are 101 in Fairfield that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

1

There are 1 in Fairfield that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Fairfield County Connecticut in 2019

102

There are an estimated 771 homeless individuals in Fairfield County Connecticut. That is a 4% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Fairfield County Connecticut

Total Chronic Homeless in Fairfield County Connecticut

56

There are 20 more homeless individuals in Fairfield County Connecticut than in 2018. That is a 56% 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

32

There are 101 in Fairfield that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

24

There are 1 in Fairfield that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Fairfield County Connecticut

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

49

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

1

Total Veteran Homeless

50

There are more homeless individuals in Fairfield County Connecticut than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Fairfield County Connecticut

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

28

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

36

Total Homeless Youth

64

There are 11 more homeless youths in Fairfield County Connecticut than in 2018. That is a 21% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Fairfield County Connecticut

3,021

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

Total number of shelters in Fairfield County Connecticut

19

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 558 emergency shelter beds in Fairfield County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 195 Transitional Housing beds in Fairfield 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 2068 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Fairfield 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 200 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Fairfield County.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Homeless Shelters and Services

19 Homeless Shelter Listings in Fairfield County

Bethlehem House I & II

Bethlehem House I & II

Stratford, CT

A Transitional Housing Program for Families with low income, homeless or in process to become homeless. Bethlehem House I & II provides each family their own apartment, located in a quiet and s [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 3, 2021
Bridgeport Rescue Mission - Shelter for Single Adult Men

Bridgeport Rescue Mission - Shelter for Single Adult Men

Bridgeport, CT

Men's ShelterOur Men’s Shelter accommodates homeless guests who need short-term temporary housing. In addition to safe and comfortable beds, our shelter care offers hot meals, clean [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 16, 2020
Homes with Hope

Homes with Hope

Westport, CT

Homes with Hope provides emergency shelter to homeless men and women. As the provision of food and shelter is not enough to help individuals move from homelessness to self-sufficiency, Homes with H [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 7, 2021
Operation Hope of Fairfield

Operation Hope of Fairfield

Fairfield, CT

Emergency shelter for single adults and families with children (maximum of one female adult and up to 3 children; 4 people per family unit); Intake hours 24/7. The shelter provides three meals a day, [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 7, 2017
Shelter for the Homeless New Covenant House of Hospitality (soup kitchen)

Shelter for the Homeless New Covenant House of Hospitality (soup kitchen)

Stamford, CT

Soup Kitchen and Day Shelter. We are open every day to the public and provide three meals daily to anyone hungry. We also have a food pantry program that distributes bagged groceries to i [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 24, 2014
New Street Homeless Shelter

New Street Homeless Shelter

Danbury, CT

Hours of operation: 9 PM—9 AM Homeless shelter for 18 and older. Emergency Shelter services for homeless adults without children. Thirty (30) days maximum stay. Admission criter [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 3, 2014
Dorothy Day Hospitality House

Dorothy Day Hospitality House

Danbury, CT

Provides a Homeless Shelter and Soup Kitchen.Kitchen serving grab and go bags from the door from 3pm to 4:30pm daily.   We are delivering grab and go lunches to Super 8 motel (the [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 25, 2010
Prospect House

Prospect House

Bridgeport, CT

Homeless Shelter for 18 and older. Emergency shelter for single adults includes meals and referrals to health and social services; intake hours: 24 hr 7 days. 32 bed shelter. provides e [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 19, 2011
Harmony House Shelter

Harmony House Shelter

Danbury, CT

They serve females ages 18 and older.Call them at (203) 748 5689 ext 145 for more information. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 25, 2010
Open Door Shelter

Open Door Shelter

Norwalk, CT

Single night and short term shelter. Supportive housing and transitional housing. Permanent housing transition. In addition, provides food, clothing, case management service, treatment services, educa [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 3, 2019
Pacific House Shelter

Pacific House Shelter

Stamford, CT

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, food - breakfast and dinner. Pacific House is a men's emergency shelter which typically serves 60-85 men each night but often serves 100 or more [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 11, 2021
Jericho Overflow Homeless Shelter

Jericho Overflow Homeless Shelter

Danbury, CT

This is an overflow homeless shelter. It is not open all year long. Generally during the winter it opens up. Check out the website for current news and whether or not the shelter is currently open and [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 30, 2010
Malta House,Inc

Malta House,Inc

Norwalk, CT

Malta House is a shelter for homeless, single mothers either pregnant or with babies under age three. Malta House is open 365 days with 24 hour supervision. Besides safe shelter, MH expects all women [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 25, 2011
Seaview Apartments

Seaview Apartments

Bridgeport, CT

The Seaview Apartment Program provides permanent, supportive housing for sixteen (16) individuals who are chronically homeless at the time of admission and who are also living with psychiatric disorde [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 16, 2020
YMCA - CENTRAL CONNECTICUT COAST Emergency Family Shelter

YMCA - CENTRAL CONNECTICUT COAST Emergency Family Shelter

Bridgeport, CT

Emergency shelters for families; intake hours: Call first to see if there is a waiting list. The shelters provides lunch and dinner and cold breakfast items. To be eligible: Families includin [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 16, 2020
Inspirica

Inspirica

Stamford, CT

NOTE: We are part of a coordinated access network in the state of CT, so the only way to actually get into the shelter system here is to call 211 We are one of t [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 9, 2020
City of Danbury Emergency Shelter

City of Danbury Emergency Shelter

Danbury, CT

20 bed shelter, 30 day stay for free. 5 beds for women, 5 beds dedicated to homeless veterans, 10 beds for males - all over the age of 18. Support services offered by various social service agencies [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 19, 2012
Bridgeport Rescue Mission - Shelter for Single Adult Women

Bridgeport Rescue Mission - Shelter for Single Adult Women

Bridgeport, CT

Women's ShelterOur Emergency Shelter accommodates single women who need short-term temporary housing. In addition to safe and comfortable beds, our shelter care offers hot meals, clean clo [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 16, 2020
Morning Glory Breakfast Program

Morning Glory Breakfast Program

Danbury, CT

Program Hours Daily 6:30am-9:00am Morning Glory Breakfast Program serves a hot and healthy meal to the hungry and homeless of the Danbury area. Operating out of 15 Spring Street in Danbury, the [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 16, 2020

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
417
130
356
10


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


116
3


50
66


52
9


34
11
2015 Total 913 119 116 61 45
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
369
156
361
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


120
0


41
42


42
11


23
5
2016 Total 886 120 83 53 28
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
348
82
348
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


112
0


32
16


46
2


28
19
2017 Total 778 112 48 48 47
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
350
82
309
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


108
0


27
9


40
1


31
22
2018 Total 741 108 36 41 53
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
378
96
295
2


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


101
1


32
24


49
1


28
36
2019 Total 771 102 56 50 64
*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 152 11.9% 1241 52.2% 98.0%
2016 152 7.9% 1350 54.5% 97.3%
2017 133 7.7% 1147 56.0% 96.7%
2018 165 4.9% 1078 56.7% 97.1%
2019 108 9.4% 935 52.0% 97.7%
*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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