Homelessness Statistics for Erie, NY

, New York

Total Homeless persons in Erie County New York in 2019

924

There are an estimated 924 homeless individuals in Erie County New York. That is a -3% 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

373

There are 373 in Erie that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

518

There are 373 in Erie that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

33

There are 373 in Erie that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

118

There are 118 in Erie that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Erie County New York in 2019

118

There are an estimated 924 homeless individuals in Erie County New York. That is a -3% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Erie County New York

Total Chronic Homeless in Erie County New York

31

There are 6 more homeless individuals in Erie County New York than in 2018. That is a 24% 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

28

There are 118 in Erie that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

3

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

Veteran Homelessness in Erie County New York

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

73

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

1

Total Veteran Homeless

74

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

Youth Homelessness in Erie County New York

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

52

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

2

Total Homeless Youth

54

There are -22 more homeless youths in Erie County New York than in 2018. That is a -29% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Erie County New York

2,590

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

Total number of shelters in Erie County New York

6

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 675 emergency shelter beds in Erie County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 285 Transitional Housing beds in Erie 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 1206 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Erie 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 384 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Erie County.

Erie, New York Homeless Shelters and Services

6 Listings in city

Emergency Shelter - Community Services for Every1

Emergency Shelter - Community Services for Every1

Buffalo, NY

Emergency Shelter for developmental disabled. Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled offers a variety of different housing options to meet every person's needs. Our reside [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 11, 2020
Buffalo City Mission

Buffalo City Mission

Buffalo, NY

Office hours: 7 days a week from 7:30am to 5:30pm. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 11, 2020
Family Promise of WNY - Family Shelter

Family Promise of WNY - Family Shelter

Buffalo, NY

Emergency shelter for families with children.We offer help for families consisting of:    2 parents with child(ren)    Single parents with child(r [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 29, 2017
The Little Portion Friary

The Little Portion Friary

Buffalo, NY

The Mission of Little Portion Friary is to journey with the homeless, providing temporary shelter, meals, and counseling during their struggle to acquire permanent housing and jobs. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 11, 2020
The Salvation Army Family Shelter

The Salvation Army Family Shelter

Buffalo, NY

The shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.The Salvation Army's Emergency Family Shelter provides temporary living accommodations and programs that help enhance [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 11, 2020
St. Luke's Mission of Mercy

St. Luke's Mission of Mercy

Buffalo, NY

St. Luke's provides shelter for men and women of all ages. Our homeless shelter houses adult men who would otherwise have nowhere else to stay. There are full time Missionaries who live with the [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 11, 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
552
61
306
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


108
0


58
23


83
5


74
1
2015 Total 919 108 81 88 75
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
553
57
352
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


124
0


23
15


88
9


72
1
2016 Total 962 124 38 97 73
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
577
18
330
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


110
0


21
3


89
2


70
0
2017 Total 925 110 24 91 70
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
597
15
345
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


108
0


25
0


88
0


76
0
2018 Total 957 108 25 88 76
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
518
33
373
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


118
0


28
3


73
1


52
2
2019 Total 924 118 31 74 54
*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 71 11.4% 3184 44.5% 93.6%
2016 68 9.1% 3624 36.2% 95.1%
2017 62 7.5% 4085 39.3% 95.7%
2018 54 8.6% 4086 40.6% 96.9%
2019 56 9.8% 3813 41.6% 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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