Homelessness Statistics for Cape May, NJ

, New Jersey

Total Homeless persons in Cape May County New Jersey in 2019

979

There are an estimated 979 homeless individuals in Cape May County New Jersey. That is a -2% 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

198

There are 198 in Cape May that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

562

There are 198 in Cape May that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

219

There are 198 in Cape May that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

66

There are 66 in Cape May that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Cape May County New Jersey in 2019

66

There are an estimated 979 homeless individuals in Cape May County New Jersey. That is a -2% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Cape May County New Jersey

Total Chronic Homeless in Cape May County New Jersey

224

There are 93 more homeless individuals in Cape May County New Jersey than in 2018. That is a 71% 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

103

There are 66 in Cape May that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

121

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

Veteran Homelessness in Cape May County New Jersey

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

114

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

9

Total Veteran Homeless

123

There are more homeless individuals in Cape May County New Jersey than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Cape May County New Jersey

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

34

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

15

Total Homeless Youth

49

There are -15 more homeless youths in Cape May County New Jersey than in 2018. That is a -23% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Cape May County New Jersey

1,728

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

Total number of shelters in Cape May County New Jersey

0

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 468 emergency shelter beds in Cape May County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 232 Transitional Housing beds in Cape May 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 703 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Cape May 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 224 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Cape May County.

Cape May, New Jersey Homeless Shelters and Services

There are no listing located within the city limits.

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
636
126
318
9


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


100
2


59
39


136
8


73
9
2015 Total 1,089 102 98 144 82
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
521
212
308
27


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


94
8


16
52


135
16


50
9
2016 Total 1,068 102 68 151 59
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
502
127
309
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


98
0


38
34


136
10


33
4
2017 Total 938 98 72 146 37
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
568
137
286
8


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


92
2


51
80


125
5


57
7
2018 Total 999 94 131 130 64
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
562
219
198
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


66
0


103
121


114
9


34
15
2019 Total 979 66 224 123 49
*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 58 3.6% 2929 33.1% 92.5%
2016 60 5.6% 3586 29.6% 96.7%
2017 69 8.7% 3554 28.8% 98.2%
2018 81 12.4% 3250 24.1% 96.2%
2019 94 7.9% 3127 27.1% 96.7%
*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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