Homelessness Statistics for Cook, IL

, Illinois

Total Homeless persons in Cook County Illinois in 2019

897

There are an estimated 897 homeless individuals in Cook County Illinois. That is a 3% 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

324

There are 324 in Cook that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

There are 0 in Cook that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

468

There are 324 in Cook that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

105

There are 324 in Cook that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

113

There are 113 in Cook that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

There are 0 in Cook that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Cook County Illinois in 2019

113

There are an estimated 897 homeless individuals in Cook County Illinois. That is a 3% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Cook County Illinois

Total Chronic Homeless in Cook County Illinois

133

There are 2 more homeless individuals in Cook County Illinois than in 2018. That is a 2% 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

112

There are 113 in Cook that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

21

There are 0 in Cook that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Cook County Illinois

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

38

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

5

Total Veteran Homeless

43

There are more homeless individuals in Cook County Illinois than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Cook County Illinois

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

53

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

4

Total Homeless Youth

57

There are -5 more homeless youths in Cook County Illinois than in 2018. That is a -8% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Cook County Illinois

2,260

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

Total number of shelters in Cook County Illinois

40

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 185 emergency shelter beds in Cook County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 253 Transitional Housing beds in Cook 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 1494 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Cook 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 318 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Cook County.

Cook County, Illinois Homeless Shelters and Services

40 Homeless Shelter Listings in Cook County

Connections for the Homeless - Evanston

Connections for the Homeless - Evanston

Evanston, IL

Can serve up to 12 men and 8 women.Intakes are by appointment only by calling 847-424-0945 ext. 15.Clients must arrive by 7 p.m. and depart by 7 a.m.Lockers are available for people [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 26, 2017
Deborah's Place

Deborah's Place

Chicago, IL

Shelter and supportive housing for women only.Safe HavenDolores's Safe Haven provides a safe and supportive environment for fifteen women with severe mental illness who h [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 28, 2020
Hilda's Place Transitional Shelter

Hilda's Place Transitional Shelter

Evanston, IL

Hilda's Place Transitional Shelter Hilda's Place is our transitional shelter for qualified single men and women for whom permanent housing is not yet available. Hilda's Place has room for 20 particip [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 10, 2016
Broadway Youth Center

Broadway Youth Center

Chicago, IL

Free services for homeless and LGBTQ youth age 12-24. Hours of Operation: Drop-In Programming Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm A safe and affirming sp [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 7, 2017
The Boulevard

The Boulevard

Chicago, IL

The Boulevard helps ill and injured homeless adults restore their lives.The Boulevard provides medical respite care for homeless men and women in medical recovery. This 64-bed center on Ch [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 26, 2018
Pacific Garden Mission - Shelter

Pacific Garden Mission - Shelter

Chicago, IL

Emergency Shelter. We serve the poor and homeless with the compassion of Christ. We minister to all within our limits with the transforming message of the Gospel.For Homeless Men: [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 29, 2020
Respond Now

Respond Now

Chicago Heights, IL

We provide immediate, short-term assistance so families can meet their day-to-day needs and focus on looking for more long-term solutions. With the assistance of partners, donors, staff and volunteers [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 28, 2020
St. Martin de Porres House of Hope  - For Women

St. Martin de Porres House of Hope - For Women

Chicago, IL

St Martin de Porres House of Hope is a private, non‐profit, faith based recovery home for homeless women who are affected by substance abuse.  Intake is conducted as follows: [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 19, 2016
The Ark

The Ark

Chicago, IL

The Sarnoff Levin Residence provides up to 120 days of housing for the Jewish community, Kosher food and a complete array of supportive services for homeless fa [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 16, 2016
A Safe Haven Foundation

A Safe Haven Foundation

Chicago, IL

They provide transitional housing, 3 meals daily, and individualized services for adults, youth, families with children and military veterans  [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 24, 2019
Family Promise Chicago North Shore

Family Promise Chicago North Shore

Evanston, IL

Family Promise Chicago North Shore, Inc. (FPCNS) provides services for homeless families in transition. Our main focus is to help families with children in need get back into permanent and sustainable [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 10, 2016
La Posada Family Shelter - Casa Central

La Posada Family Shelter - Casa Central

Chicago, IL

We provide interim housing for families experiencing homelessness. 70 homeless families receive housing and support services at La Posada each year, on their way to permanent housing. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 9, 2020
Cornerstone Community Outreach

Cornerstone Community Outreach

Chicago, IL

Primary Woman and Family Shelter. Single men, and women have programs with us but on a very limited basis. We provide job training, skills assessment, case workers, and hope to change. We also have s [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 29, 2020
Franciscan Outreach

Franciscan Outreach

Chicago, IL

Franciscan Outreach provides a 257 bed shelter with separate men's and women's dorms that has been providing refuge for 30 years. The Shelter is located at 2715 W. Harrison Street on Chicago's West Si [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 3, 2019
South Suburban PADS SOUTH TIER

South Suburban PADS SOUTH TIER

Chicago Heights, IL

Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9am to 5pm Friday, 9am until noon. Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness. Key characteristics of SSPADS' model are interfaith partnerships, hospita [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 28, 2020
Lincoln Park Community Services - Homeless Shelter

Lincoln Park Community Services - Homeless Shelter

Chicago, IL

Chicago homeless shelter for men and women. LPCS Waiting ListThere is a waiting list for Lincoln Park Community Services. After completing an intake appointment, a person will have t [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 29, 2020
The Harbour

The Harbour

Park Ridge, IL

Shelter and transitional housing for youthLocated in Park Ridge and surrounding area, The Harbour provides an LGBTQ welcomed, comprehensive continuum of ho [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 13, 2020
Primo Center For Women And Children

Primo Center For Women And Children

Chicago, IL

A 120-day transitional shelter located on the west side of Chicago for women and children. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 17, 2015
Ujima Village Youth/Young Adult Shelter

Ujima Village Youth/Young Adult Shelter

Chicago, IL

Ujima Village is a low threshold shelter (not a lot of rules that can be barriers to getting basic needs) serving homeless young people of all genders, ages 18-24. No minors or babies permitted in the [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 12, 2020
You Can Make It - Family Shelter

You Can Make It - Family Shelter

Chicago, IL

We have 2 interim facilities for homeless women and children and 1 shelter for men.Programs and Services:Emergency Shelter for Families providing shelter and support se [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 22, 2020
A Little Bit of Heaven Homeless Mens Overnight Shelter

A Little Bit of Heaven Homeless Mens Overnight Shelter

Chicago, IL

Shelter for single males. A Little Bit of Heaven is a 50 plus bed facility that has been in existence since 2001. Located on Chicago’s far south side, A Little Bit of Heaven assist [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 17, 2015
The Night Ministry - Open Door Shelter

The Night Ministry - Open Door Shelter

Chicago, IL

The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based organization that works to offer housing, healthcare and human connection to members of the Chicago community struggling with poverty or homelessness. With an ope [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 28, 2020
BEDS Plus - La Grange Day Center

BEDS Plus - La Grange Day Center

La Grange, IL

Hours: Monday through Friday - 8 am to 4 pmLunch served daily 12–1 pmCase managers available to assist with: basic needs; access to medical and behavioral health care; housin [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 22, 2019
HRDI Women's Supportive Housing

HRDI Women's Supportive Housing

Chicago, IL

A HUD funded program that provides supportive housing and mental health services to 16 women over the age of 18 who are homeless [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 17, 2015
New Directions Heating and Cooling Center

New Directions Heating and Cooling Center

Jacksonville , IL

Overnight heating and cooling center, where homeless individuals and families can stay from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. The purpose of the New Directions homeless warming and cooli [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 28, 2020
Darkim Responsible Living for Women Inc Nfp

Darkim Responsible Living for Women Inc Nfp

Chicago, IL

Hours of OperationMon-Fri: 9-5pmSaturday/Sunday-not in public operation:Our lines are periodically checked during weekends, please leave a voice message 0r a text message.If an [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 17, 2018
Believe shelter (Institution for women and kids)

Believe shelter (Institution for women and kids)

Chicago, IL

 50 bed program expanded IWT’s services to include families headed by fathers and intact families due to the emergence of this as a major need since the economic downturn. Each year, Believe se [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 22, 2017
La Casa Norte - Casa Corazon Emergency Beds Program

La Casa Norte - Casa Corazon Emergency Beds Program

Chicago, IL

Casa Corazon is La Casa Norte's youth engagement program that is comprised of a Drop-in Center and an Emergency Beds Program for youth experiencing homelessness. Casa Corazon is a Non-violent, safe sp [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 18, 2016
Michael Segoviano Emergency Shelter

Michael Segoviano Emergency Shelter

Chicago, IL

North Side Housing and Supportive Services is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1983, serving men and women who are homeless or formerly homeless.North Side Housing and Supportive Se [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 3, 2017
Sarah's Circle

Sarah's Circle

Chicago, IL

Address: Sarah's Circle's Daytime Support Center and offices are located at 4838 N. Sheridan Rd (in the Uptown neighborhood - just north of Lawrence and Sheridan).Program Services Pho [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 29, 2020
JOURNEYS - The Road Home

JOURNEYS - The Road Home

Palatine, IL

Scattered Site Emergency Shelter Program serving the northwest suburban area of Cook County. Daycenter supportive services M-F 7:30am - 4PMServices [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 20, 2019
Roseland Christian Ministries Grow Program

Roseland Christian Ministries Grow Program

Chicago, IL

Women & Children’s ShelterMoms with up to four children (ages 0-13) are welcome to stay at the shelter for up to 12 months. We offer individual [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 29, 2020
Housing Forward

Housing Forward

Maywood, IL

The shelter opens at 7:30 p.m. and closes at 6:45 a.m.Clients, please do not arrive before 7 p.m., and be prepared to present photo ID. The PADS Shelter program provides seasonal, mi [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 29, 2020
Mary Lou's Place - Domestic Violence Shelter

Mary Lou's Place - Domestic Violence Shelter

Evanston, IL

Emergency ShelterMary Lou’s Place provides safe shelter, combined with crisis intervention and critical support services that allow surv [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 29, 2020
Kingdom Residential Housing

Kingdom Residential Housing

Calumet Park, IL

Kingdom Residential Housing is a group home transitional living quarters looking for adult people with disabilities or who otherwise have difficulties that keep them from living on their own. Peo [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 25, 2019
Loving Hands of Jesus Shelter

Loving Hands of Jesus Shelter

Chicago, IL

Providing food shelter, clothing transportation.Shelter is open 24 hours a day. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 7, 2019
NorthStar Homes

NorthStar Homes

Sauk Village, IL

We are a transitional home located in the south suburbs of chicago. We serve the homeless and mentally ill community. We have a controlled coed affordable home and provides case management needs. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 24, 2020
The Salvation Army Freedom Center

The Salvation Army Freedom Center

Chicago, IL

Our homelessness prevention programs and shelters provide safe housing, food, spiritual and practical support to individuals and families who have nowhere else to go.  The Salvation Army Freedom [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 22, 2020
The Salvation Army Shield of Hope Chicago

The Salvation Army Shield of Hope Chicago

Chicago, IL

Open 24 hours a day.The nation's first emergency homeless assessment and rapid-response center (EHARC) to provide families facing homelessness personalized service a [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 22, 2020
Maria Shelter

Maria Shelter

Chicago, IL

Always Open Maria Shelter is a 50-bed interim shelter in the Englewood community for primarily for homeless women and their children. Each year, the facility [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 1, 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
418
110
367
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


126
0


81
25


85
7


31
7
2015 Total 895 126 106 92 38
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
446
110
396
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


136
0


100
25


74
7


38
7
2016 Total 952 136 125 81 45
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
419
89
269
3


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


92
1


81
23


50
3


40
3
2017 Total 780 93 104 53 43
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
470
89
311
3


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


104
1


108
23


47
3


59
3
2018 Total 873 105 131 50 62
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
468
105
324
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


113
0


112
21


38
5


53
4
2019 Total 897 113 133 43 57
*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 110 10.9% 2166 35.9% 98.4%
2016 105 8.1% 2171 41.6% 96.5%
2017 87 10.0% 2208 36.5% 96.0%
2018 102 9.8% 1583 32.7% 97.5%
2019 97 9.2% 1867 33.7% 95.8%
*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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