Homelessness Statistics for Kalamazoo, MI

, Michigan

Total Homeless persons in Kalamazoo County Michigan in 2019

702

There are an estimated 702 homeless individuals in Kalamazoo County Michigan. That is a 24% 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

245

There are 245 in Kalamazoo that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

17

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

Sheltered individuals

284

There are 245 in Kalamazoo that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

156

There are 245 in Kalamazoo that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

76

There are 76 in Kalamazoo that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

6

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

Total Homeless families in Kalamazoo County Michigan in 2019

82

There are an estimated 702 homeless individuals in Kalamazoo County Michigan. That is a 24% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Kalamazoo County Michigan

Total Chronic Homeless in Kalamazoo County Michigan

76

There are -25 less homeless individuals in Kalamazoo County Michigan than in 2018. That is a -25% 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

35

There are 76 in Kalamazoo that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

41

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

Veteran Homelessness in Kalamazoo County Michigan

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

14

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

3

Total Veteran Homeless

17

There are more homeless individuals in Kalamazoo County Michigan than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Kalamazoo County Michigan

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

41

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

1

Total Homeless Youth

42

There are 21 more homeless youths in Kalamazoo County Michigan than in 2018. That is a 100% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Kalamazoo County Michigan

1,245

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

Total number of shelters in Kalamazoo County Michigan

9

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 618 emergency shelter beds in Kalamazoo County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 60 Transitional Housing beds in Kalamazoo 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 439 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Kalamazoo 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 60 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Kalamazoo County.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Homeless Shelters and Services

9 Homeless Shelter Listings in Kalamazoo County

Housing Resources  Inc. - Eleanor House

Housing Resources Inc. - Eleanor House

Kalamazoo, MI

Emergency Shelter Families Only.Services: Eleanor HouseThe 24 bed Eleanor House offers a homelike setting 24/7, meeting the needs [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 28, 2016
Kalamazoo Overnight shelter - Oakland House Shelter

Kalamazoo Overnight shelter - Oakland House Shelter

Kalamazoo, MI

Short Term Emergency Shelter for hard to serve homeless. Call or walk in.Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesThe KCMHSAS Housing Recovery Center (HRC) [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 16, 2020
Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

Kalamazoo, MI

Women's ShelterGood SamaritanThe Good Samaritan program is the first level of our shelter services. It offers any woman a safe place to sleep for th [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 3, 2019
Open Doors Shelter For Women

Open Doors Shelter For Women

Kalamazoo, MI

Emergency Shelter for single women only. Between ages 17 and 35. Call, 24 hours a day.  (If answering machine picks up, follow instructions) [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 28, 2016
The Ark

The Ark

Portage, MI

24/7 voluntary short-term (21-day maximum) crisis intervention shelter for youth ages 10-17 who are homeless, have run away from home or are experiencing a crisis in their lives. Serves residents of A [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 28, 2016
The Open Door Shelter for Men

The Open Door Shelter for Men

Kalamazoo, MI

Men only. Must be 17  years old to 35 years old. Call, 24 hours a day.  (If answering machine picks up, follow instructions).The Open Door is a residential program for men who ha [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 28, 2016
YWCA Domestic Assault Program

YWCA Domestic Assault Program

Kalamazoo, MI

Emergency Shelter Domestic Violence Victims Only.Victims with or without dependent children who have experienced domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner in an intimate relationship [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 28, 2016
Ministry with Community Day Shelter

Ministry with Community Day Shelter

Kalamazoo, MI

They aim to provide food, daytime shelter and other basic services to central Kalamazoo's homeless, poor, mentally ill and hard-to-serve adults.Through community cooperation, they provide th [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 28, 2016
Pagans In Need - SW Michigan

Pagans In Need - SW Michigan

Kalamazoo, MI

Operating hours are 9:30 am - 12:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. ELIGIBILITY: Self-Declaration of Need. We will have a selection of canned and dry goods pre-bagged to keep everyone [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 29, 2021

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
209
8
351
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


107
0


10
0


7
0


42
2
2015 Total 568 107 10 7 44
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
154
8
212
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


71
0


16
0


14
0


27
2
2016 Total 374 71 16 14 29
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
216
28
235
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


75
0


11
0


18
0


30
3
2017 Total 479 75 11 18 33
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
292
51
222
2


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


73
1


79
22


20
4


18
3
2018 Total 567 74 101 24 21
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
284
156
245
17


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


76
6


35
41


14
3


41
1
2019 Total 702 82 76 17 42
*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 56 10.3% 2468 58.3% 96.1%
2016 53 12.3% 2124 54.9% 97.2%
2017 74 11.4% 1943 52.6% 95.5%
2018 75 13.2% 1047 64.3% 97.3%
2019 147 12.6% 916 42.4% 97.3%
*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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