Homelessness Statistics for Albany, NY

, New York

Total Homeless persons in Albany County New York in 2019

750

There are an estimated 750 homeless individuals in Albany County New York. That is a -10% 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

207

There are 207 in Albany that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

509

There are 207 in Albany that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

34

There are 207 in Albany that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

63

There are 63 in Albany that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Albany County New York in 2019

63

There are an estimated 750 homeless individuals in Albany County New York. That is a -10% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Albany County New York

Total Chronic Homeless in Albany County New York

91

There are -1 less homeless individuals in Albany County New York 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

64

There are 63 in Albany that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

27

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

Veteran Homelessness in Albany County New York

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

88

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

0

Total Veteran Homeless

88

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

Youth Homelessness in Albany County New York

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

37

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

3

Total Homeless Youth

40

There are -4 more homeless youths in Albany County New York than in 2018. That is a -9% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Albany County New York

1,515

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

Total number of shelters in Albany County New York

8

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 298 emergency shelter beds in Albany County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 144 Transitional Housing beds in Albany 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 887 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Albany 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 186 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Albany County.

Albany, New York Homeless Shelters and Services

8 Listings in city

Capital City Rescue Mission

Capital City Rescue Mission

Albany, NY

Capital City Gospel Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-denominational, charitable organization. The Mission is dedicated to proclaiming the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ to the homeless an [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 5, 2018
Salvation Army Albany Corps Shelter

Salvation Army Albany Corps Shelter

Albany, NY

Services Offered:    Emergency Financial Assistance    Emergency Shelter    Food & Nutrition Programs    Seasona [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 24, 2015
Homeless and Travelers Aid Society

Homeless and Travelers Aid Society

Albany, NY

HATAS is a point of entry human services agency that helps the poor, the homeless, and others in need lead independent, self-sufficient, and safe lives in the community. We are a resource for collabor [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 11, 2020
Mercy House (Women and Children)

Mercy House (Women and Children)

Albany, NY

Shelter for women and children only. 19 shelter beds 2 transitional (longer stay) shelter beds [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 17, 2016
St. Charles Lwanga Center - Shelter For Men

St. Charles Lwanga Center - Shelter For Men

Albany, NY

Shelter for men. 19 bed emergency beds for men. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 17, 2016
Albany Emergency Shelter

Albany Emergency Shelter

Albany, NY

The facility provides shelter for single men and women over the age of 18. Individuals are assisted on their journey of achieving stable housing and self-sufficiency. With a capacity of 30 beds, the s [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 24, 2015
Sheridan Hollow Drop In Center

Sheridan Hollow Drop In Center

Albany, NY

Daytime safe haven that provides an array of services for chronically homeless, at-risk individuals and families and low-income residents of the community. Services include: Daily meal, [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 24, 2015
HATAS - Homeless and Travelers Aid Society

HATAS - Homeless and Travelers Aid Society

Albany, NY

Emergency ServicesHATAS emergency homeless services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to make sure that everyone who comes to us for help will have a safe place to sleep that night. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 24, 2015

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
439
20
138
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


51
0


59
19


73
2


46
0
2015 Total 597 51 78 75 46
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
442
26
280
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


93
0


60
20


69
2


76
5
2016 Total 748 93 80 71 81
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
490
25
287
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


102
0


63
19


84
2


41
1
2017 Total 802 102 82 86 42
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
545
35
255
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


84
0


65
27


81
3


44
0
2018 Total 835 84 92 84 44
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
509
34
207
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


63
0


64
27


88
0


37
3
2019 Total 750 63 91 88 40
*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 60 5.0% 1793 49.1% 90.7%
2016 70 5.5% 2171 43.4% 97.1%
2017 65 6.8% 1735 34.7% 97.2%
2018 65 6.3% 1756 42.5% 94.8%
2019 67 5.9% 1648 43.4% 95.1%
*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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