Homelessness Statistics for Okaloosa, FL

, Florida

Total Homeless persons in Okaloosa County Florida in 2019

399

There are an estimated 399 homeless individuals in Okaloosa County Florida. That is a -19% 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

51

There are 51 in Okaloosa that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

29

There are 29 in Okaloosa that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

114

There are 51 in Okaloosa that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

205

There are 51 in Okaloosa that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

14

There are 14 in Okaloosa that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

10

There are 10 in Okaloosa that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Okaloosa County Florida in 2019

24

There are an estimated 399 homeless individuals in Okaloosa County Florida. That is a -19% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Okaloosa County Florida

Total Chronic Homeless in Okaloosa County Florida

215

There are 103 more homeless individuals in Okaloosa County Florida than in 2018. That is a 92% 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

53

There are 14 in Okaloosa that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

162

There are 10 in Okaloosa that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Okaloosa County Florida

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

5

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

16

Total Veteran Homeless

21

There are more homeless individuals in Okaloosa County Florida than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Okaloosa County Florida

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

1

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

7

Total Homeless Youth

8

There are -6 more homeless youths in Okaloosa County Florida than in 2018. That is a -43% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Okaloosa County Florida

383

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

Total number of shelters in Okaloosa County Florida

6

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 84 emergency shelter beds in Okaloosa County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 0 Transitional Housing beds in Okaloosa 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 209 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Okaloosa 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 90 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Okaloosa County.

Okaloosa County, Florida Homeless Shelters and Services

6 Homeless Shelter Listings in Okaloosa County

Hosanna House

Hosanna House

Destin, FL

We are a Christ-centered transitional living facility located in Destin, Florida. We offer hope to women who have been through crisis situations by providing a holistic residential program that focuse [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 26, 2015
Fresh Start

Fresh Start

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Fresh Start is primarily focused in assisting families achieving long term self- sufficiency through their 9 months educational program, which also includes housing.The Thre [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 2, 2021
Shelter House Domestic and Sexual Violence Center

Shelter House Domestic and Sexual Violence Center

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Shelter House is a non-profit center serving domestic and sexual violence victims and survivors in Okaloosa and Walton counties. The supportive, non-judgmental environment at Shelter House works to ma [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 26, 2015
Opportunity Place, Inc. - For Women And Families

Opportunity Place, Inc. - For Women And Families

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Opportunity Place, Inc (OPI) is a temporary emergency shelter for single women and families with children under the age of 18 who are at imminent risk of homelessness. We help clients obtain sustaina [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 27, 2016
Crestview Area Shelter for the Homeless

Crestview Area Shelter for the Homeless

Crestview, FL

Hours of OperationMon 11 am-4 pm, Wed 9 am-4 pm, Fri 1 pm-4 pmProvides services for the homeless, including food, clothing, showers and laundry services. They can assist with taking [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 16, 2020
Blue Door Homeless Outreach Ministry

Blue Door Homeless Outreach Ministry

Destin, FL

Hours: Monday 9-2, Tuesday 9-12, Wednesday 9-2, Friday 9-2. Provides: Showers, clothing, pantry, sack lunches. Tuesday free groceries. Help with EBT applicatio [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 10, 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
155
411
117
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


41
0


23
251


50
67


37
67
2015 Total 683 41 274 117 104
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
169
352
103
5


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


37
2


24
243


10
27


44
47
2016 Total 629 39 267 37 91
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
14
233
116
38


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


36
8


6
86


6
21


4
13
2017 Total 401 44 92 27 17
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
22
326
61
86


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


19
26


1
111


2
28


0
14
2018 Total 495 45 112 30 14
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
114
205
51
29


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


14
10


53
162


5
16


1
7
2019 Total 399 24 215 21 8
*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 92 4.0% 727 32.7% 98.8%
2016 47 4.0% 454 44.6% 69.1%
2017 78 4.9% 339 65.9% 100.0%
2018 77 7.3% 249 59.6% 82.1%
2019 184 1.3% 221 51.9% 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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