Homelessness Statistics for Westchester, NY

, New York

Total Homeless persons in Westchester County New York in 2019

1,812

There are an estimated 1,812 homeless individuals in Westchester 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

1205

There are 1205 in Westchester that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

575

There are 1205 in Westchester that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

32

There are 1205 in Westchester that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

389

There are 389 in Westchester that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Westchester County New York in 2019

389

There are an estimated 1,812 homeless individuals in Westchester County New York. That is a -1% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Westchester County New York

Total Chronic Homeless in Westchester County New York

84

There are -56 less homeless individuals in Westchester County New York than in 2018. That is a -40% 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

77

There are 389 in Westchester that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

7

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

Veteran Homelessness in Westchester County New York

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

41

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

1

Total Veteran Homeless

42

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

Youth Homelessness in Westchester County New York

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

50

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

1

Total Homeless Youth

51

There are -22 more homeless youths in Westchester County New York than in 2018. That is a -30% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Westchester County New York

6,589

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

Total number of shelters in Westchester 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 1016 emergency shelter beds in Westchester County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 677 Transitional Housing beds in Westchester 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 1514 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Westchester 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 440 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Westchester County.

Westchester County, New York Homeless Shelters and Services

7 Homeless Shelter Listings in Westchester County

Lifting Up Westchester

Lifting Up Westchester

White Plains, NY

Lifting Up Westchester restores hope to Westchester County’s men, women and children in need by providing them with food, shelter and support and lifting them to greater self-sufficiency wi [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 31, 2018
Westchester County Department of Social Services

Westchester County Department of Social Services

White Plains, NY

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:00 pmProvides the referrals for temporary shelter to homeless families, singles, and childless couples in the county. The office has a contra [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 11, 2020
YMCA Temporary Shelter For Men Kingdom Christian Cultural Center

YMCA Temporary Shelter For Men Kingdom Christian Cultural Center

Yonkers, NY

Temporary Homeless Shelter for men due to the closing of the Sharing Community Men's Drop In Center. Up to 50 men can be provided food and shelter at a time at t [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 1, 2019
The Oasis Shelter  New Rochelle

The Oasis Shelter New Rochelle

New Rochelle, NY

A 32 bed shelter which offers temporary shelter, clean bedding, and three meals per day for men and women who are faced with homelessness. The shelter is also handicapped accessible. Men and women all [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 17, 2015
The Grasslands Homeless Shelter

The Grasslands Homeless Shelter

Valhalla, NY

They provide shelter for homeless men, women, and couples without children.Call for referral information. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 12, 2018
Open Arms Men's Shelter

Open Arms Men's Shelter

White Plains, NY

Open Arms provides a full range of shelter and rehabilitative services for up to 38 single, homeless men 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The shelter also operates an Emergency Center where individuals [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 4, 2020
Samaritan House Women’s Shelter

Samaritan House Women’s Shelter

White Plains, NY

Samaritan House provides temporary shelter and rehabilitative services to homeless women suffering from substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and those just out of prison on par [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 22, 2021

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
704
27
1066
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


375
0


141
19


179
2


57
2
2015 Total 1,797 375 160 181 59
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
624
34
1092
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


362
0


112
14


126
2


80
5
2016 Total 1,750 362 126 128 85
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
622
47
1163
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


383
0


91
18


116
5


66
2
2017 Total 1,832 383 109 121 68
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
567
44
1216
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


396
0


126
14


42
3


69
4
2018 Total 1,827 396 140 45 73
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
575
32
1205
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


389
0


77
7


41
1


50
1
2019 Total 1,812 389 84 42 51
*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 184 0.7% 3031 45.0% 95.8%
2016 185 2.8% 2883 33.1% 95.8%
2017 212 4.8% 2436 30.6% 97.0%
2018 223 6.3% 2943 25.4% 98.7%
2019 239 9.0% 2911 25.5% 98.7%
*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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