Homelessness Statistics for Palm Beach, FL

, Florida

Total Homeless persons in Palm Beach County Florida in 2019

1,397

There are an estimated 1,397 homeless individuals in Palm Beach County Florida. That is a 7% 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

247

There are 247 in Palm Beach that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

17

There are 17 in Palm Beach that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

210

There are 247 in Palm Beach that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

923

There are 247 in Palm Beach that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

80

There are 80 in Palm Beach that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

6

There are 6 in Palm Beach that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Palm Beach County Florida in 2019

86

There are an estimated 1,397 homeless individuals in Palm Beach County Florida. That is a 7% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Palm Beach County Florida

Total Chronic Homeless in Palm Beach County Florida

215

There are 51 more homeless individuals in Palm Beach County Florida than in 2018. That is a 31% 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

17

There are 80 in Palm Beach that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

198

There are 6 in Palm Beach that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Palm Beach County Florida

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

37

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

82

Total Veteran Homeless

119

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

Youth Homelessness in Palm Beach County Florida

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

66

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

26

Total Homeless Youth

92

There are 27 more homeless youths in Palm Beach County Florida than in 2018. That is a 42% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Palm Beach County Florida

2,181

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

Total number of shelters in Palm Beach County Florida

23

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 415 emergency shelter beds in Palm Beach County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 127 Transitional Housing beds in Palm Beach 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 1009 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Palm Beach 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 519 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach, Florida Homeless Shelters and Services

23 Listings in city

Belle Glade Families First of Palm Beach County

Belle Glade Families First of Palm Beach County

Belle Glade, FL

Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing Homeless families with disabilities who are coming from shelters, motels, and transitional programs. Families must have documented income. Fees: [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 16, 2020
Burckle Place

Burckle Place

Lake Worth, FL

Burckle Place, located in Lake Worth, is the only supportive housing program in Palm Beach County designed exclusively for single homeless women. It combines evid [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 23, 2020
Faith Farm

Faith Farm

Boynton Beach, FL

Faith Farm Ministries is a free, 10 month, faith-based, college accredited, addiction recovery program with residential services for more than 440 men and women [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 16, 2020
Salvation Army Area Command

Salvation Army Area Command

West Palm Beach, FL

Food and emergency services provided [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 9, 2015
St. Ann Place - OutReach Center

St. Ann Place - OutReach Center

West Palm Beach, FL

The Outreach center of Historical St. Ann Church, serving homeless women and men. Sister Katie Frank, SSND Health Care Program Director. Direct Line: 561- 932- 1005. They assist you with clothes, a sh [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 3, 2016
The Lords Place

The Lords Place

West Palm Beach, FL

The Lord’s Place helps homeless men, women and children who often have no place to go and no one to help them.The Lord’s Place is one of the leading agencies in Pa [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 23, 2020
Family Promise of South Palm Beach County

Family Promise of South Palm Beach County

Delray Beach, FL

Family Promise is the faith communities of South Palm Beach Counties response to homelessness for children and their families. The program is designed to bring temporary shelter, meals and support to [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 2, 2021
Program REACH at Adopt a Family

Program REACH at Adopt a Family

West Palm Beach, FL

Eligible homeless families with children may receive emergency assistance including: travelers aid, shelter, food, transportation, clothing and case management services. An action plan will be develop [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 29, 2018
The Lord's Place Men's Campus Boynton Beach - William H. Mann Place for Men

The Lord's Place Men's Campus Boynton Beach - William H. Mann Place for Men

Boynton Beach, FL

William H. Mann Place for MenThe Lord's Place Men's Campus is located in Boynton Beach. It provides supportive housing to 50 formerly homeless men in Palm Beach County. The Campus is comprised o [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 29, 2020
Vetsville Cease Fire House - Veterans Service

Vetsville Cease Fire House - Veterans Service

Boynton Beach, FL

In order to be assisted by this program you must be homeless, honorably discharged veteran, with income. Provides help to disabled homeless and hungry veterans by providing emergency res [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 23, 2020
The Salvation Army Center of Hope West Palm Beach

The Salvation Army Center of Hope West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, FL

The Salvation Army Center of Hope is a transitional housing program which has been operating since 2000. The Center provides substance abuse and mental health treatment services along with case manag [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 20, 2020
Salvation Army Boca Raton Social Services

Salvation Army Boca Raton Social Services

Boca Raton, FL

The Salvation Army of Boca Raton is a social services location. Call for an appointment for a needs assessment. Office hours: T~F 9:30 1:30 Our Social Services Office offers assistance w [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 5, 2021
Salvation Army Lake Worth Social Services

Salvation Army Lake Worth Social Services

Lake Worth, FL

The Salvation Army in Lake Worth, FL is a Social Services location. Services Provided: Dry goods from their food pantry Clothing from community donations Emergency f [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 23, 2020
The Valley Of Love Homeless shelter

The Valley Of Love Homeless shelter

Riviera Beach, FL

Valley of love ministries supports the homeless and needy families of Riviera Beach Florida with food, clothes and temporary sheltering.Homeless Ministries​Have a heart for the hom [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 23, 2020
Senator Philip D. Lewis Center

Senator Philip D. Lewis Center

West Palm Beach, FL

The Lewis Center provides temporary housing to individuals. Clients can stay up to 90 days.There are 20 beds in the women's dorm and 40 beds for men.The Lewis Ce [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 10, 2018
GulfStream Goodwill

GulfStream Goodwill

West Palm Beach, FL

Homeless Residential ProgramsGulfstream Goodwill's Homeless Residential Programs provide safe, comfortable housing for homeless individuals with disabilit [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 13, 2020
YWCA Harmony House West - For Women and Children

YWCA Harmony House West - For Women and Children

Belle Glade, FL

Domestic Violence shelter for women and children and transitional housing shelter.The Mary Rubloff Harmony House offers a secure, year round, 24 hour facility for women and their childre [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 10, 2016
Holy Ground Shelter For The Homeless

Holy Ground Shelter For The Homeless

Riviera Beach, FL

Holy Ground Shelter for Homeless, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) established in 2009. Mission: To shelter and mentor homeless, pregnant teens and parenting teen mothers living in Palm Beach County. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 23, 2020
Family Promise of North Central Palm Beach County

Family Promise of North Central Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, FL

Host & Support Congregations: The hosting of families rotates weekly among the Host Congregations in the network. In turn, each host congregation provides lodging, three meals a day and caring hos [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 10, 2018
Adopt a Family of Palm Beaches

Adopt a Family of Palm Beaches

Lake Worth, FL

REACH is the only emergency shelter for families with minor children experiencing homelessness in Palm Beach County. The program focuses on the immediate stabilization of families while working to ful [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 10, 2018
Lake Village at the Glades Shelter

Lake Village at the Glades Shelter

Pahokee, FL

42 unit apartment complex that is now operating in conjunction with the Belle Glade Assessment Center to provide those in need adequate shelter.The facility is a non-c [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 5, 2021
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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
448
772
148
53


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


42
17


24
424


71
86


66
46
2015 Total 1,421 59 448 157 112
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
236
772
271
53


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


87
17


28
424


29
86


17
46
2016 Total 1,332 104 452 115 63
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
226
1055
300
26


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


93
8


18
234


39
26


36
63
2017 Total 1,607 101 252 65 99
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
196
768
262
83


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


84
24


22
142


47
83


46
19
2018 Total 1,309 108 164 130 65
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
210
923
247
17


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


80
6


17
198


37
82


66
26
2019 Total 1,397 86 215 119 92
*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 102 3.6% 2117 66.2% 97.0%
2016 104 2.4% 1743 63.3% 93.7%
2017 89 8.1% 1672 66.9% 96.2%
2018 84 9.1% 1573 68.0% 95.1%
2019 124 6.6% 1375 69.1% 96.1%
*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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