Homelessness Statistics for Buncombe, NC

, North Carolina

Total Homeless persons in Buncombe County North Carolina in 2019

580

There are an estimated 580 homeless individuals in Buncombe County North Carolina. That is a 5% 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

35

There are 35 in Buncombe that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

6

There are 6 in Buncombe that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

467

There are 35 in Buncombe that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

72

There are 35 in Buncombe that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

14

There are 14 in Buncombe that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

2

There are 2 in Buncombe that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Buncombe County North Carolina in 2019

16

There are an estimated 580 homeless individuals in Buncombe County North Carolina. That is a 5% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Buncombe County North Carolina

Total Chronic Homeless in Buncombe County North Carolina

121

There are 39 more homeless individuals in Buncombe County North Carolina than in 2018. That is a 48% 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

81

There are 14 in Buncombe that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

40

There are 2 in Buncombe that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Buncombe County North Carolina

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Sheltered

248

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Unsheltered

8

Total Veteran Homeless

256

There are more homeless individuals in Buncombe County North Carolina than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Buncombe County North Carolina

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Sheltered

17

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Unsheltered

12

Total Homeless Youth

29

There are 6 more homeless youths in Buncombe County North Carolina than in 2018. That is a 26% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Buncombe County North Carolina

1,050

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

Total number of shelters in Buncombe County North Carolina

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 253 emergency shelter beds in Buncombe County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 226 Transitional Housing beds in Buncombe 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 493 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Buncombe 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 28 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Buncombe County.

Buncombe County, North Carolina Homeless Shelters and Services

5 Homeless Shelter Listings in Buncombe County

ABCCM Downtown Crisis Ministry

ABCCM Downtown Crisis Ministry

Asheville, NC

ABCCM Homeless ServicesABCCM's Homeless Services program is made up of two transitional housing facilities: the Veterans Restoration Quarters for me [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 22, 2020
Western Carolina Rescue Mission

Western Carolina Rescue Mission

Asheville, NC

Services    Overnight Emergency ShelterHot Meals Served Daily Food BoxesCounselingJob TrainingRecovery Programs& Many Others [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 22, 2020
Salvation Army Shelter For Men And Women

Salvation Army Shelter For Men And Women

Asheville, NC

Asheville Center of Hope Call to find out more about the shelter for men and women. Also provides showers for those in need on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 6pm - 6:45pm. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 3, 2014
Homeward Bound Asheville - Homeless Services (AHOPE, PATH, & Room in the Inn)

Homeward Bound Asheville - Homeless Services (AHOPE, PATH, & Room in the Inn)

Asheville, NC

A HOPE DAY CENTER - 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily, provides basic services like showers, laundry, storage, mail & phone access, and engaging case management PATH - outreaches people who are homel [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 13, 2016
Beloved House Hospitality

Beloved House Hospitality

Asheville, NC

Programs provided: Day Shelter for folks on the street Transitional Housing program for homeless folks who are ill or disabled One on One advocacy Support [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 3, 2014

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
436
74
52
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


19
0


22
52


194
15


30
5
2015 Total 562 19 74 209 35
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
400
72
37
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


16
0


32
40


192
4


17
6
2016 Total 509 16 72 196 23
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
408
97
49
8


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


15
2


43
40


225
14


21
9
2017 Total 562 17 83 239 30
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
464
51
33
6


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


12
1


61
21


242
5


20
3
2018 Total 554 13 82 247 23
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
467
72
35
6


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


14
2


81
40


248
8


17
12
2019 Total 580 16 121 256 29
*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 119 9.7% 1038 50.5% 91.7%
2016 117 6.3% 1054 54.2% 91.2%
2017 145 10.1% 836 64.7% 94.6%
2018 178 7.9% 580 60.2% 97.6%
2019 173 8.5% 584 59.0% 96.4%
*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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