Homelessness Statistics for Suffolk, NY

, New York

Total Homeless persons in Suffolk County New York in 2019

3,843

There are an estimated 3,843 homeless individuals in Suffolk County New York. That is a -1% 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

2672

There are 2672 in Suffolk that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

1125

There are 2672 in Suffolk that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

46

There are 2672 in Suffolk that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

767

There are 767 in Suffolk that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Suffolk County New York in 2019

767

There are an estimated 3,843 homeless individuals in Suffolk County New York. That is a -1% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Suffolk County New York

Total Chronic Homeless in Suffolk County New York

53

There are -6 less homeless individuals in Suffolk County New York than in 2018. That is a -10% 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

37

There are 767 in Suffolk that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

16

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

Veteran Homelessness in Suffolk County New York

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

124

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

4

Total Veteran Homeless

128

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

Youth Homelessness in Suffolk County New York

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

81

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

0

Total Homeless Youth

81

There are -21 more homeless youths in Suffolk County New York than in 2018. That is a -21% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Suffolk County New York

5,724

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

Total number of shelters in Suffolk County New York

7

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 2892 emergency shelter beds in Suffolk County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 193 Transitional Housing beds in Suffolk 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 2230 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Suffolk 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 409 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Suffolk County.

Suffolk, New York Homeless Shelters and Services

7 Listings in city

The Veterans Place

The Veterans Place

Yaphank, NY

Suffolk County United Veterans provides housing and supportive services to homeless veterans in Suffolk County, NY. Our shelter, the Veterans Place is located in Yaphank, NY. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 11, 2020
Destiny Village - Transitional Housing

Destiny Village - Transitional Housing

West Babylon, NY

Destiny Village is a non for profit transitional housing program. We house 48 males in two seperate locations which are located side by side. Intake hours are mo [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 15, 2019
Riverhead Center - Suffolk County Department of Social Services (DSS)

Riverhead Center - Suffolk County Department of Social Services (DSS)

Riverhead, NY

Persons who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless should apply for assistance at a Social Services Center. Apply in Person as early as possible, between the hours of 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 9, 2020
Coram Center - Suffolk County NY

Coram Center - Suffolk County NY

Coram, NY

Persons who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless should apply for assistance at a Social Services Center. Apply in Person as early as possible, between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 8, 2015
Smithtown Center - Suffolk County

Smithtown Center - Suffolk County

Hauppauge, NY

Persons who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless should apply for assistance at a Social Services Center. Apply in Person as early as possible, between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 8, 2015
South West Center - Suffolk County

South West Center - Suffolk County

Deer Park, NY

Persons who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless should apply for assistance at a Social Services Center. Apply in Person as early as possible, between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 8, 2015
Haven House Bridges Emergency Family Housing

Haven House Bridges Emergency Family Housing

Brentwood, NY

Transitional Services of New York for Long Island, Inc. (TSLI) and Haven House/Bridges, Inc. (HHB) are charitable organizations that have provided housing and support services for over thirty years to [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 8, 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
948
105
2808
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


863
0


119
31


185
7


48
0
2015 Total 3,861 863 150 192 48
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
963
113
2882
2


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


776
1


77
17


141
3


196
7
2016 Total 3,960 777 94 144 203
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
930
64
2943
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


793
0


47
20


138
3


115
3
2017 Total 3,937 793 67 141 118
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
940
52
2876
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


850
0


40
19


134
1


102
0
2018 Total 3,868 850 59 135 102
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
1125
46
2672
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


767
0


37
16


124
4


81
0
2019 Total 3,843 767 53 128 81
*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 142 8.7% 4174 41.5% 89.2%
2016 163 6.1% 4066 41.4% 91.5%
2017 169 5.4% 4642 40.9% 93.9%
2018 166 7.3% 5482 52.6% 94.1%
2019 161 6.7% 5781 46.3% 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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