Homelessness Statistics for Washington, MD

, Maryland

Total Homeless persons in Washington County Maryland in 2019

249

There are an estimated 249 homeless individuals in Washington County Maryland. That is a 25% 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

25

There are 25 in Washington that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

22

There are 22 in Washington that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

139

There are 25 in Washington that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

63

There are 25 in Washington that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

8

There are 8 in Washington that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

6

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

Total Homeless families in Washington County Maryland in 2019

14

There are an estimated 249 homeless individuals in Washington County Maryland. That is a 25% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Washington County Maryland

Total Chronic Homeless in Washington County Maryland

38

There are -7 less homeless individuals in Washington County Maryland than in 2018. That is a -16% drop .

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

22

There are 8 in Washington that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

16

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

Veteran Homelessness in Washington County Maryland

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

50

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

5

Total Veteran Homeless

55

There are more homeless individuals in Washington County Maryland than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Washington County Maryland

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

8

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

6

Total Homeless Youth

14

There are 7 more homeless youths in Washington County Maryland than in 2018. That is a 100% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Washington County Maryland

332

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

Total number of shelters in Washington County Maryland

5

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 186 emergency shelter beds in Washington County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 35 Transitional Housing beds in Washington 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 99 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Washington 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 12 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Washington County.

Washington County, Maryland Homeless Shelters and Services

5 Homeless Shelter Listings in Washington County

CASA: Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused

CASA: Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused

Hagerstown, MD

For battered/homeless women & their children. Emergency shelter. Meals, Counseling. Case management, Employment assistance. Support group. 301-739-8975 (CASA Hotline). TDD - 301-739-8975 [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 9, 2020
Salvation Army - Hagerstown

Salvation Army - Hagerstown

Hagerstown, MD

Emergency and transitional shelter. Meals, Counseling [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 28, 2011
Washington County Community Action Council, Inc.

Washington County Community Action Council, Inc.

Hagerstown, MD

Emergency shelter (for families). Financial assistance. Food, Case management, rental allowance program, Heating & electric bill assistance. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 28, 2011
REACH of Washington County

REACH of Washington County

Hagerstown, MD

REACH assists the often forgotten members of our community...the poor and homeless through the following programs: Crisis Intervention Summer Hours: Mon-Thur, 9am-1pm Mon [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 24, 2013
The Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission

The Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission

Hagerstown, MD

Hours: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Shelter for men only. At this time we do not have enough space to ac​comodate day guests.  In addition, we encourage people stayi [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 21, 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
114
34
50
3


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


16
1


31
16


32
2


8
2
2015 Total 201 17 47 34 10
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
127
60
33
13


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


12
5


15
12


37
9


8
4
2016 Total 233 17 27 46 12
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
145
19
42
2


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


14
1


38
10


35
5


6
1
2017 Total 208 15 48 40 7
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
113
36
41
9


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


14
3


22
23


36
2


3
4
2018 Total 199 17 45 38 7
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
139
63
25
22


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


8
6


22
16


50
5


8
6
2019 Total 249 14 38 55 14
*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 0 0
2016 74 2.1% 461 26.9% 83.7%
2017 72 1.7% 400 37.5% 87.3%
2018 157 4.1% 293 79.1% 94.6%
2019 93 3.0% 274 64.3% 93.9%
*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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