Homelessness Statistics for Somerset, NJ

, New Jersey

Total Homeless persons in Somerset County New Jersey in 2019

301

There are an estimated 301 homeless individuals in Somerset County New Jersey. That is a 38% 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

104

There are 104 in Somerset that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

191

There are 104 in Somerset that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

6

There are 104 in Somerset that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

35

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

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Somerset County New Jersey in 2019

35

There are an estimated 301 homeless individuals in Somerset County New Jersey. That is a 38% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Somerset County New Jersey

Total Chronic Homeless in Somerset County New Jersey

7

There are 2 more homeless individuals in Somerset County New Jersey than in 2018. That is a 40% 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

6

There are 35 in Somerset that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

1

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

Veteran Homelessness in Somerset County New Jersey

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

98

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

0

Total Veteran Homeless

98

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

Youth Homelessness in Somerset County New Jersey

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

39

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

0

Total Homeless Youth

39

There are 18 more homeless youths in Somerset County New Jersey than in 2018. That is a 86% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Somerset County New Jersey

582

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

Total number of shelters in Somerset County New Jersey

4

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 105 emergency shelter beds in Somerset County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 192 Transitional Housing beds in Somerset 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 283 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Somerset 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 2 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Somerset County.

Somerset, New Jersey Homeless Shelters and Services

4 Listings in city

Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children

Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children

Bridgewater, NJ

They serve teenagers ages 13-21.They offer street outreach, emergency shelter, group home housing and support services, residential transitional-living programs, nonresidential independ [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 14, 2013
Samaritan Homeless Interim Program - Emergency Shelter Rent Assitance

Samaritan Homeless Interim Program - Emergency Shelter Rent Assitance

Somerville, NJ

They provide emergency shelter and rental assistance to homeless or near homeless individuals and their families who are unable to obtain assistance from government or other agencies.They al [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 24, 2013
Somerset County Social Services Emergency Assistance

Somerset County Social Services Emergency Assistance

Somerville, NJ

Pays for temporary emergency shelter and food. Also available to TANF and SSI recipients who are victims of domestic violence. Also temporary assistance with rent, security deposits or utilities can b [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 1, 2011
Resource Center of Somerset

Resource Center of Somerset

Hillsborough, NJ

Eligibility: Battered women and their families. The Resource Center of Somerset is a private, non profit agency that provides counseling and temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 22, 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
242
5
95
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


33
0


30
2


162
0


31
0
2015 Total 342 33 32 162 31
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
158
9
51
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


18
0


1
0


90
2


24
1
2016 Total 218 18 1 92 25
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
171
5
68
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


23
0


1
2


100
0


29
0
2017 Total 244 23 3 100 29
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
146
6
66
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


25
0


3
2


86
1


20
1
2018 Total 218 25 5 87 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
191
6
104
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


35
0


6
1


98
0


39
0
2019 Total 301 35 7 98 39
*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 253 0.0% 181 74.9% 93.5%
2016 212 0.3% 277 66.5% 95.5%
2017 142 0.0% 366 45.1% 96.0%
2018 172 2.9% 506 44.6% 98.1%
2019 168 3.9% 469 48.9% 100.0%
*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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