Homelessness Statistics for Essex, MA

, Massachusetts

Total Homeless persons in Essex County Massachusetts in 2019

760

There are an estimated 760 homeless individuals in Essex County Massachusetts. 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

499

There are 499 in Essex that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

210

There are 499 in Essex that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

51

There are 499 in Essex that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

165

There are 165 in Essex that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Essex County Massachusetts in 2019

165

There are an estimated 760 homeless individuals in Essex County Massachusetts. That is a 4% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Essex County Massachusetts

Total Chronic Homeless in Essex County Massachusetts

68

There are 35 more homeless individuals in Essex County Massachusetts than in 2018. That is a 106% 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

34

There are 165 in Essex that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

34

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

Veteran Homelessness in Essex County Massachusetts

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

27

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

2

Total Veteran Homeless

29

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

Youth Homelessness in Essex County Massachusetts

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

6

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

5

Total Homeless Youth

11

There are 0 more homeless youths in Essex County Massachusetts than in 2018. That is a 0% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Essex County Massachusetts

1,533

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

Total number of shelters in Essex County Massachusetts

10

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 602 emergency shelter beds in Essex County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 84 Transitional Housing beds in Essex 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 455 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Essex 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 213 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Essex County.

Essex, Massachusetts Homeless Shelters and Services

10 Listings in city

Bridgehouse

Bridgehouse

Lynn, MA

BridgeHouse derived its name from the new housing concept at that time, 'bridge housing,' which is an alternative temporary housing arrangement that seeks to bridge the gap between homelessness and in [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 31, 2017
Casa Nueva Vida

Casa Nueva Vida

Lawrence, MA

Casa Nueva Vida (House of New Life) is the only homeless shelter in the state of Massachusetts with a completely bilingual staff. Although we serve a diverse population, we believe our bilingual exper [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 15, 2017
DAYBREAK SHELTER

DAYBREAK SHELTER

Lawrence, MA

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Last Updated Ago Added Nov 17, 2010
Emmaus House

Emmaus House

Haverhill, MA

We offer emergency shelter for both families and individuals, with the goal of providing not just a place to sleep but also services to help those who are homeless get back on their feet. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 27, 2014
INN BETWEEN

INN BETWEEN

Peabody, MA

The Inn Between is an emergency program for homeless families. Founded in 1985, our original building, a lovely Victorian home, houses six families at a time, and includes one fully handicapped-access [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 7, 2017
LAZARUS HOUSE

LAZARUS HOUSE

Lawrence, MA

Opened in 1983, Lazarus House's 31-bed emergency shelter is located in the Arlington District of Lawrence, MA. Seven days a week, Lazarus House provides a safe, clean and supportive environment for in [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 15, 2010
Lynn Shelter Association -  Adult Emergency Shelter

Lynn Shelter Association - Adult Emergency Shelter

Lynn, MA

General InformationProviding emergency shelter to individuals and families, transitional and permanent supportive housing and street outreachAdult Emergency ShelterOpen 365 day [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 31, 2017
Mass. Coalition for the Homeless

Mass. Coalition for the Homeless

Lynn, MA

ProgramsHomeLinkThe HomeLink Initiative is designed to work with community health centers, public school districts and early intervention work [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 18, 2017
Action, Inc. Emergency Homeless Shelter

Action, Inc. Emergency Homeless Shelter

Gloucester, MA

Emergency Homeless Shelter.ACTION's Emergency Homeless Shelter provides a limited number of beds to homeless adults ages 18 and older.PLEASE NOTE: Space at the Shelter is limited and beds [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 24, 2016
Wellspring House - Emergency Shelter for Families

Wellspring House - Emergency Shelter for Families

Gloucester, MA

DTA hours of operation: Mon – Fri from 7:00am to 5:00pmWellspring is part of a statewide shelter system that helps to house 5 families at a time in Gloucester and pr [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 18, 2018

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
208
29
1336
4


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


513
1


112
9


28
0


7
0
2015 Total 1,577 514 121 28 7
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
181
59
964
2


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


407
1


24
15


28
3


12
3
2016 Total 1,206 408 39 31 15
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
181
47
519
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


169
0


41
25


26
4


19
1
2017 Total 747 169 66 30 20
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
197
43
492
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


161
0


33
0


30
0


11
0
2018 Total 732 161 33 30 11
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
51
499
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


165
0


34
34


27
2


6
5
2019 Total 760 165 68 29 11
*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 240 4.5% 2238 61.1% 90.8%
2016 237 4.7% 2405 61.8% 93.3%
2017 174 1.9% 1533 39.0% 91.5%
2018 181 4.3% 1537 36.7% 98.8%
2019 150 1.4% 610 35.6% 98.5%
*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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