Homelessness Statistics for Mercer, NJ

, New Jersey

Total Homeless persons in Mercer County New Jersey in 2019

448

There are an estimated 448 homeless individuals in Mercer County New Jersey. That is a -6% 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

119

There are 119 in Mercer that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

5

There are 5 in Mercer that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

245

There are 119 in Mercer that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

79

There are 119 in Mercer that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

41

There are 41 in Mercer that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

2

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

Total Homeless families in Mercer County New Jersey in 2019

43

There are an estimated 448 homeless individuals in Mercer County New Jersey. That is a -6% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Mercer County New Jersey

Total Chronic Homeless in Mercer County New Jersey

68

There are 22 more homeless individuals in Mercer County New Jersey 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

29

There are 41 in Mercer that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

39

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

Veteran Homelessness in Mercer County New Jersey

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

8

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

11

Total Veteran Homeless

19

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

Youth Homelessness in Mercer County New Jersey

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

24

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

0

Total Homeless Youth

24

There are -4 more homeless youths in Mercer County New Jersey than in 2018. That is a -14% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Mercer County New Jersey

1,430

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

Total number of shelters in Mercer County New Jersey

2

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 232 emergency shelter beds in Mercer County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 119 Transitional Housing beds in Mercer 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 687 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Mercer 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 292 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Mercer County.

Mercer, New Jersey Homeless Shelters and Services

2 Listings in city

Cold Weather Oveflow Shelter

Cold Weather Oveflow Shelter

Trenton, NJ

The Center provides sleeping shelter during cold weather months to area homeless individuals who come as overflow from the Trenton Rescue Mission. Report to Rescue Mission first, will re [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 1, 2011
Rescue Mission of Trenton - Trenton Rescue Mission

Rescue Mission of Trenton - Trenton Rescue Mission

Trenton, NJ

The Rescue Mission of Trenton provides the only Emergency Shelter in Mercer County, New Jersey, licensed by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), serving single men and women. While a homeless cl [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 1, 2011

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
333
105
162
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


57
0


9
64


20
11


30
10
2015 Total 600 57 73 31 40
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
290
44
131
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


47
0


2
18


13
2


18
2
2016 Total 465 47 20 15 20
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
275
81
119
3


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


39
1


45
21


12
8


32
5
2017 Total 478 40 66 20 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
274
63
142
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


47
0


25
21


13
5


25
3
2018 Total 479 47 46 18 28
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
245
79
119
5


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


41
2


29
39


8
11


24
0
2019 Total 448 43 68 19 24
*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 78 4.2% 1727 49.0% 89.2%
2016 63 3.2% 1563 37.5% 90.7%
2017 57 2.8% 1686 33.5% 93.3%
2018 60 3.6% 1734 35.7% 95.0%
2019 60 3.4% 1591 31.6% 94.2%
*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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