Homelessness Statistics for Union, NJ

, New Jersey

Total Homeless persons in Union County New Jersey in 2019

437

There are an estimated 437 homeless individuals in Union County New Jersey. That is a -9% 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

197

There are 197 in Union that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

201

There are 197 in Union that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

39

There are 197 in Union that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

69

There are 69 in Union that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Union County New Jersey in 2019

69

There are an estimated 437 homeless individuals in Union County New Jersey. That is a -9% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Union County New Jersey

Total Chronic Homeless in Union County New Jersey

58

There are 35 more homeless individuals in Union County New Jersey than in 2018. That is a 152% 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

43

There are 69 in Union that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

15

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

Veteran Homelessness in Union County New Jersey

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

7

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

0

Total Veteran Homeless

7

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

Youth Homelessness in Union County New Jersey

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

21

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

3

Total Homeless Youth

24

There are 9 more homeless youths in Union County New Jersey than in 2018. That is a 60% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Union County New Jersey

706

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

Total number of shelters in Union 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 140 emergency shelter beds in Union County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 125 Transitional Housing beds in Union 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 406 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Union 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 35 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Union County.

Union County, New Jersey Homeless Shelters and Services

4 Homeless Shelter Listings in Union County

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

Elizabeth, NJ

The mission of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless is to ensure that homeless individuals and families, and those persons who imminently face homelessness in Union County: Obt [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 10, 2014
Salvation Army Emergency Assistance

Salvation Army Emergency Assistance

Union, NJ

Short term emergency assistance to individuals, families or groups. Eligibility Low income individuals - people in need especially those who fall through the cracks [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 23, 2011
YMCA of Eastern Union County Shelter

YMCA of Eastern Union County Shelter

Elizabeth, NJ

Shelter for single men age 18 and over and female heads of household families. Services provided are emergency food, housing search, referrals to medical and counseling services. Homeless [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 1, 2011
Salvation Army Emergency Shelter - Elizabeth Shelter

Salvation Army Emergency Shelter - Elizabeth Shelter

Elizabeth, NJ

Emergency shelter for single adults. 45 bed capacity. Also provides additional supportive services to facilitate independence and self sufficiency. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 20, 2017

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
214
31
207
52


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


64
11


19
11


14
1


24
2
2015 Total 504 75 30 15 26
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
198
49
253
13


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


88
4


10
9


7
0


23
1
2016 Total 513 92 19 7 24
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
155
50
270
5


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


89
2


25
18


3
0


13
3
2017 Total 480 91 43 3 16
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
179
30
258
11


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


85
3


18
5


6
1


14
1
2018 Total 478 88 23 7 15
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
201
39
197
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


69
0


43
15


7
0


21
3
2019 Total 437 69 58 7 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 145 4.1% 1013 51.6% 96.3%
2016 121 3.2% 1203 57.1% 98.2%
2017 99 4.9% 1322 50.7% 97.4%
2018 96 5.5% 1271 61.0% 96.2%
2019 78 7.9% 857 42.1% 97.4%
*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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