Homelessness Statistics for Berkshire, MA

, Massachusetts

Total Homeless persons in Berkshire County Massachusetts in 2019

546

There are an estimated 546 homeless individuals in Berkshire County Massachusetts. That is a -16% 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

184

There are 184 in Berkshire that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

328

There are 184 in Berkshire that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

34

There are 184 in Berkshire that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

55

There are 55 in Berkshire that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Berkshire County Massachusetts in 2019

55

There are an estimated 546 homeless individuals in Berkshire County Massachusetts. That is a -16% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Berkshire County Massachusetts

Total Chronic Homeless in Berkshire County Massachusetts

48

There are 1 more homeless individuals in Berkshire County Massachusetts 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

33

There are 55 in Berkshire that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

15

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

Veteran Homelessness in Berkshire County Massachusetts

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

171

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

1

Total Veteran Homeless

172

There are more homeless individuals in Berkshire County Massachusetts than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Berkshire County Massachusetts

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

22

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

1

Total Homeless Youth

23

There are 7 more homeless youths in Berkshire County Massachusetts than in 2018. That is a 44% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Berkshire County Massachusetts

1,335

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

Total number of shelters in Berkshire County Massachusetts

2

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 255 emergency shelter beds in Berkshire County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 261 Transitional Housing beds in Berkshire 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 620 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Berkshire 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 152 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Berkshire County.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Homeless Shelters and Services

2 Homeless Shelter Listings in Berkshire County

Bartons Crossing Emergency (BCAC)

Bartons Crossing Emergency (BCAC)

Pittsfield, MA

Emergency*  16 beds available for 60 days, transitional* beds available for up to 2 year. Services: Case Management at the Shelter includes budget counselin [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 21, 2020
Turner House Living Center for Veterans

Turner House Living Center for Veterans

Williamstown, MA

We're not a shelter but rather a 10 bed transitional residence for homeless veterans; we offer housing, food, clothing, case management, group work. Call for more information if you are [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 2, 2013

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
395
19
367
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


122
0


66
12


220
0


24
1
2015 Total 781 122 78 220 25
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
427
28
198
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


57
0


36
12


265
1


17
1
2016 Total 653 57 48 266 18
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
365
55
137
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


41
0


18
29


209
4


22
6
2017 Total 557 41 47 213 28
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
352
54
245
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


66
0


42
5


188
4


11
5
2018 Total 651 66 47 192 16
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
328
34
184
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


55
0


33
15


171
1


22
1
2019 Total 546 55 48 172 23
*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 133 1.0% 1344 30.6% 87.9%
2016 135 3.6% 1199 40.2% 88.4%
2017 100 3.2% 1165 35.9% 93.0%
2018 80 5.6% 1248 30.3% 93.3%
2019 159 4.4% 1011 30.3% 90.1%
*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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