Homelessness Statistics for Essex, NJ

, New Jersey

Total Homeless persons in Essex County New Jersey in 2019

2,235

There are an estimated 2,235 homeless individuals in Essex County New Jersey. That is a 0% 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

862

There are 862 in Essex that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

13

There are 13 in Essex that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

1035

There are 862 in Essex that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

325

There are 862 in Essex that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

287

There are 287 in Essex that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

4

There are 4 in Essex that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Essex County New Jersey in 2019

291

There are an estimated 2,235 homeless individuals in Essex County New Jersey. That is a 0% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Essex County New Jersey

Total Chronic Homeless in Essex County New Jersey

248

There are -2 less homeless individuals in Essex County New Jersey than in 2018. That is a -1% 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

86

There are 287 in Essex that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

162

There are 4 in Essex that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Essex County New Jersey

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

74

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

14

Total Veteran Homeless

88

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

Youth Homelessness in Essex County New Jersey

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

115

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

15

Total Homeless Youth

130

There are -17 more homeless youths in Essex County New Jersey than in 2018. That is a -12% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Essex County New Jersey

3,722

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

Total number of shelters in Essex County New Jersey

22

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 1723 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 665 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 1235 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 99 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Essex County.

Essex, New Jersey Homeless Shelters and Services

22 Listings in city

Goodwill Rescue Mission Inc.

Goodwill Rescue Mission Inc.

Newark, NJ

Here at Goodwill Rescue Mission on 79 University Avenue in Newark, NJ, we currently offer the following services to the poor and homeless: Compassionate Care: - Hot Meals: We ar [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 20, 2016
ANSWERS Moving Forward Inc.

ANSWERS Moving Forward Inc.

newark, NJ

ANSWERS Moving Forward (AMF) is a nonprofit corporation formed to serve the male population in need of temporary shelter. Our facility is centrally located in Newark and is close to mass transportatio [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 20, 2016
Harmony House Transitional Living Facility

Harmony House Transitional Living Facility

Newark, NJ

Harmony House is a transitional housing program with the primary goal of helping families move from homelessness to permanent housing and from dependency to self- sufficiency.  With the capacity [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 20, 2016
Newark Emergency Services for Families  Inc

Newark Emergency Services for Families Inc

Newark, NJ

We provide support to individuals and families through programming in six areas: emergency services, workforce development, housing, prisoner re-entry, health, and family development.  With inten [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 20, 2016
Peace House Inc.

Peace House Inc.

Newark, NJ

Peace House Inc. provides a temporary shelter for women who are homeless, released from substance abuse treatment programs or justice system. Women who are ready to make the transition to self-suffici [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 20, 2016
Gospel Services Benevolent Society Inc

Gospel Services Benevolent Society Inc

Irvington, NJ

70 bed Men/Women ages 18+ double/triple room occupancy, newly installed handicap accessible elevator,24 hour staff & surveillance system, free laundry service, internet access, etc. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 16, 2011
Helping The homeless III LLC

Helping The homeless III LLC

Newark, NJ

Open 24/7 Men & Women 18+ Walk in's accepted [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 10, 2017
Apostles' House Emergency Shelter

Apostles' House Emergency Shelter

Newark, NJ

42 bed facility that serves 3 meals daily for women & children only. Case management, parenting skills, and budget counseling. Substance abuse counseling and mental health services are available o [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 20, 2016
Path - Homeless Case Management

Path - Homeless Case Management

East Orange, NJ

Agency: East Orange General Hospital. Homeless case management services for patients residing in Essex County who suffer from mental illness. Patient advocates and linkages to financial, medica [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 1, 2011
Essex County Citizen Service - Emergency Assistance

Essex County Citizen Service - Emergency Assistance

East Orange, NJ

This Division serves as the County's anti-poverty agency and provides a number of valuable emergency assistance and social services to individuals facing crisis situations. This Divisio [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 1, 2011
Safe House Shelter For Victims of Domestic Violence

Safe House Shelter For Victims of Domestic Violence

Bloomfield, NJ

Victims of domestic violence. Emergency shelter, medical attention, case management, legal advocacy, court accompaniment, 24-hour hotline & shelter admission, food, clothing, comprehens [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 1, 2011
Salvation Army Cornerstone Shelter

Salvation Army Cornerstone Shelter

Montclair, NJ

Emergency shelter for adults and families living in the suburban area of Essex County. Eligibility: Adults and Families.The Salvation Army operates an emergency shelter in Montclair with [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 5, 2020
Turning Point Community Services - Support Services

Turning Point Community Services - Support Services

Maplewood, NJ

Emergency residence dedicated to the provision of housing and support services to homeless single women and their children.We have NEVER accepted men in our facility. P Our primary [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 25, 2016
Shelter for Single Adults

Shelter for Single Adults

Newark, NJ

Thirty day emergency shelter for homeless single men and women. Residents must arrive by 5 pm an leave in the morning by 7 am. No meals provided. Languages other than English: Spanish. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 5, 2017
Village for Humanity Homeless Services

Village for Humanity Homeless Services

irvington, NJ

A village for humanity provides men whom have in some way lost their footing an opportunity to re-establish and/or find their proper place in society by providing the basic necessity of supportive and [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 11, 2011
REAL House Inc. Juniper House

REAL House Inc. Juniper House

Montclair, NJ

Juniper House is the Licensed Shelter operated under the REAL House umbrella of treatment services. Our goal is to provide a setting where residents learn to empower themselves through making positiv [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 10, 2013
Real House Inc Women Shelter in Montclair New Jersey

Real House Inc Women Shelter in Montclair New Jersey

Montclair, NJ

Real House was established 10 years ago. It is a shelter for women in the process of recovery from substance and domestic abuse. Here we strive to empower women through quality support services. We pr [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 10, 2013
Covenant House New Jersey Newark

Covenant House New Jersey Newark

NEWARK, NJ

In 1989, Covenant House began its work in New Jersey by providing basic services to homeless youth on the streets of Newark and Atlantic City. Over the past 25 years, we have grown by crea [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 7, 2017
Emergency Housing Services/ Urban Renewal Corp South 16th Street

Emergency Housing Services/ Urban Renewal Corp South 16th Street

Newark, NJ

Emergency Services973-483-2882Currently URC maintains over 600 beds in 9 facilities servicing emergency, transitional, and permanent housing needs.Social ServicesUR [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 1, 2017
Emergency Housing Services/ Urban Renewal Corp Washington Street

Emergency Housing Services/ Urban Renewal Corp Washington Street

Newark, NJ

Urban Renewal Corp provides a 48 bed emergency shelter for single women and men that are 18 years of age or older that have no place to stay. The main goal is to provide individuals with the possib [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 2, 2021
Emergency Housing Services/ Urban Renewal Corp Myrtle Avenue

Emergency Housing Services/ Urban Renewal Corp Myrtle Avenue

Newark, NJ

This is a 21 bed facility open to women who are homeless or in the need of housing. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 8, 2015
LGBT  RAIN Foundation

LGBT RAIN Foundation

East Orange, NJ

Intake hours: 7a-4p The Rain foundation is a safe haven for homeless LGBTQ+IA youth between the age of 18-26 that are at risk or experiencing homelessness. RAIN is open 24/7. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 2, 2020

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
920
162
528
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


222
0


57
88


42
17


142
13
2015 Total 1,610 222 145 59 155
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
738
433
598
10


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


209
3


5
89


32
20


143
26
2016 Total 1,779 212 94 52 169
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
832
421
788
7


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


269
3


83
91


34
18


120
20
2017 Total 2,048 272 174 52 140
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
978
389
854
7


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


296
3


53
197


61
15


120
27
2018 Total 2,228 299 250 76 147
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
1035
325
862
13


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


287
4


86
162


74
14


115
15
2019 Total 2,235 291 248 88 130
*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 123 2.4% 3964 48.3% 86.5%
2016 114 2.1% 4309 42.2% 91.2%
2017 104 3.2% 4753 43.6% 95.1%
2018 117 4.8% 4456 49.0% 95.3%
2019 116 4.8% 4459 49.2% 95.2%
*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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