Homelessness Statistics for Delaware, PA

, Pennsylvania

Total Homeless persons in Delaware County Pennsylvania in 2019

400

There are an estimated 400 homeless individuals in Delaware County Pennsylvania. 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

177

There are 177 in Delaware that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

175

There are 177 in Delaware that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

48

There are 177 in Delaware that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

49

There are 49 in Delaware that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Delaware County Pennsylvania in 2019

49

There are an estimated 400 homeless individuals in Delaware County Pennsylvania. That is a -3% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Delaware County Pennsylvania

Total Chronic Homeless in Delaware County Pennsylvania

21

There are -12 less homeless individuals in Delaware County Pennsylvania than in 2018. That is a -36% 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

13

There are 49 in Delaware that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

8

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

Veteran Homelessness in Delaware County Pennsylvania

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

1

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

0

Total Veteran Homeless

1

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

Youth Homelessness in Delaware County Pennsylvania

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

6

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

4

Total Homeless Youth

10

There are -8 more homeless youths in Delaware County Pennsylvania than in 2018. That is a -44% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Delaware County Pennsylvania

1,069

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

Total number of shelters in Delaware County Pennsylvania

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 327 emergency shelter beds in Delaware County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 79 Transitional Housing beds in Delaware 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 428 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Delaware 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 233 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Delaware County.

Delaware County, Pennsylvania Homeless Shelters and Services

6 Homeless Shelter Listings in Delaware County

Delaware County DHS

Delaware County DHS

Upper Darby, PA

This is not a homeless shelter, This is an area homeless resource. If you are in the area of DELAWARE Delaware County Department of Human Resources Homeless Services Coordinator, call them for he [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 25, 2021
CityTeam Ministries Philadelphia

CityTeam Ministries Philadelphia

Chester, PA

Office hours: From 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM Shelter hours: The shelter doors open at 7:45 PM each evening and close at 8:10 PM. Overnight facility-based shelter for men. Shelter g [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 16, 2014
CONNECT-BY-NIGHT (CBN)

CONNECT-BY-NIGHT (CBN)

Upper Darby, PA

Overnight church-based, mobile emergency shelter in the eastern area of the County. Different facilities host the shelter program each month. This shelter program is not wheelchair accessible. Partici [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 16, 2014
Life Center of Eastern Delaware County

Life Center of Eastern Delaware County

Upper Darby, PA

50 bed facility based shelter for single adult men and women. The Life Center houses 50 individuals at any given time and serves over 160 residents per year. All guests must [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 30, 2019
Wesley House Emergency Shelter

Wesley House Emergency Shelter

Chester, PA

The shelter has 17 rooms for families or single women. It is typically at full capacity of 70 people on any given day and serves an average of 240 individuals (75 households) per year. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 30, 2019
The Family Management Center

The Family Management Center

Chester, PA

Shelter for families. 10 rooms. FMC offers numerous additional programs including the After School Program, medical assessments through ChesPenn, mental health assessments through Horizon House, toys [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 16, 2014

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
216
60
160
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


56
0


22
19


9
1


18
0
2015 Total 436 56 41 10 18
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
212
35
159
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


58
0


12
14


8
0


11
1
2016 Total 406 58 26 8 12
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
211
40
202
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


64
0


16
10


10
1


18
1
2017 Total 453 64 26 11 19
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
181
53
180
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


58
0


14
19


6
0


15
3
2018 Total 414 58 33 6 18
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
175
48
177
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


49
0


13
8


1
0


6
4
2019 Total 400 49 21 1 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 137 6.5% 977 45.6% 98.8%
2016 133 3.7% 1084 46.6% 96.7%
2017 114 3.7% 1040 48.9% 97.1%
2018 113 3.1% 1076 53.1% 97.2%
2019 100 2.5% 1046 52.5% 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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