Homelessness Statistics for Chester, PA

, Pennsylvania

Total Homeless persons in Chester County Pennsylvania in 2019

528

There are an estimated 528 homeless individuals in Chester County Pennsylvania. 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

134

There are 134 in Chester that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

8

There are 8 in Chester that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

374

There are 134 in Chester that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

12

There are 134 in Chester that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

43

There are 43 in Chester that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

1

There are 1 in Chester that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Chester County Pennsylvania in 2019

44

There are an estimated 528 homeless individuals in Chester County Pennsylvania. That is a -9% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Chester County Pennsylvania

Total Chronic Homeless in Chester County Pennsylvania

19

There are 8 more homeless individuals in Chester County Pennsylvania than in 2018. That is a 73% 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

18

There are 43 in Chester that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

1

There are 1 in Chester that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Chester County Pennsylvania

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

198

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

0

Total Veteran Homeless

198

There are more homeless individuals in Chester County Pennsylvania than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Chester County Pennsylvania

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

9

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

1

Total Homeless Youth

10

There are 4 more homeless youths in Chester County Pennsylvania than in 2018. That is a 67% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Chester County Pennsylvania

950

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

Total number of shelters in Chester County Pennsylvania

9

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 210 emergency shelter beds in Chester County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 318 Transitional Housing beds in Chester 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 242 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Chester 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 120 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Chester County.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Homeless Shelters and Services

9 Homeless Shelter Listings in Chester County

Safe Harbor of Greater West Chester

Safe Harbor of Greater West Chester

West Chester, PA

Safe Harbor of Chester County is an independent, nonprofit organization providing food, shelter, friendship, counseling and recovery opportunities to help homeless men and women in Chester County, Pen [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 25, 2021
Good Samaritan Services

Good Samaritan Services

Phoenixville, PA

Good Samaritan Services provides a full continuum of care to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We offer Emergency Shelters, Residential Housing, and Housing Support Services acr [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 14, 2021
W.C. Atkinson Shelter and Atkinson Project

W.C. Atkinson Shelter and Atkinson Project

Coatesville, PA

22 bed emergency and temporary shelter for men. The emergency shelter is a source of food, shelter, referral and supportive services for those who have lost most or all of their support systems. More [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 22, 2014
City Gate Shelter

City Gate Shelter

Coatesville, PA

Emergency shelter is provided for men who must be in shelter by 5 p.m. Religious services are conducted. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 22, 2014
CYWA Gateway Shelter

CYWA Gateway Shelter

Coatesville, PA

The CYWA Gateway Shelter provides temporary shelter and refuge to homeless women and their children, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Women and their children, and single women, seeking help because of [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2021
His Mission, Inc

His Mission, Inc

Kennett Square, PA

Provides shelter for men, women, and children. Family shelter. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 22, 2014
Salvation Army Railton House

Salvation Army Railton House

West Chester, PA

Railton House is a single room occupancy (SRO) program and serves as a bridge for gentlemen who have graduated from The Salvation Army ARC program and are transitioning back to independent living [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 25, 2021
The House - Phoenixville Women's Outreach

The House - Phoenixville Women's Outreach

Phoenixville, PA

Shelter and Support for Single Women Experiencing Homelessness in Phoenixville, PAPhoenixville Women’s Outreach provides transitional housing and affordable housing to help women break th [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 29, 2021
Dorothy Day Center - Saint Agnes

Dorothy Day Center - Saint Agnes

West Chester, PA

Hours: Mondays through Fridays 9am to 3pm. Day Room Services    Light breakfast and hot lunch served daily    Groceries provided for familie [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 25, 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
413
15
184
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


60
0


0
0


299
0


23
3
2015 Total 612 60 0 299 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
380
5
173
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


55
0


3
0


231
0


11
0
2016 Total 558 55 3 231 11
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
365
22
189
2


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


64
1


12
0


223
1


10
0
2017 Total 578 65 12 224 10
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
352
13
214
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


69
0


11
0


206
0


6
0
2018 Total 579 69 11 206 6
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
374
12
134
8


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


43
1


18
1


198
0


9
1
2019 Total 528 44 19 198 10
*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 131 9.3% 1089 69.8% 87.5%
2016 133 7.0% 1211 61.5% 93.9%
2017 123 9.6% 1172 61.0% 95.3%
2018 128 7.9% 1069 58.8% 96.2%
2019 155 13.7% 888 62.7% 100.0%
*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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