Homelessness Statistics for Erie, PA

, Pennsylvania

Total Homeless persons in Erie County Pennsylvania in 2019

356

There are an estimated 356 homeless individuals in Erie County Pennsylvania. That is a 6% 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

101

There are 101 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

249

There are 101 in Erie that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

6

There are 101 in Erie that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

31

There are 31 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 Pennsylvania in 2019

31

There are an estimated 356 homeless individuals in Erie County Pennsylvania. That is a 6% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Erie County Pennsylvania

Total Chronic Homeless in Erie County Pennsylvania

34

There are 22 more homeless individuals in Erie County Pennsylvania than in 2018. That is a 183% 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

32

There are 31 in Erie that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

2

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

Veteran Homelessness in Erie County Pennsylvania

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

25

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

0

Total Veteran Homeless

25

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

Youth Homelessness in Erie County Pennsylvania

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

11

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

0

Total Homeless Youth

11

There are -3 more homeless youths in Erie County Pennsylvania than in 2018. That is a -21% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Erie County Pennsylvania

1,069

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

Total number of shelters in Erie County Pennsylvania

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 267 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 137 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 397 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 178 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Erie County.

Erie County, Pennsylvania Homeless Shelters and Services

7 Homeless Shelter Listings in Erie County

City Mission New Life Center

City Mission New Life Center

Erie, PA

New Life ProgramLong-term comprehensive residential recovery program for men committed to making a true change in their lives. Samaritan Care ProgramOur Samaritan Care Program [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 26, 2017
The Refuge

The Refuge

Erie, PA

The Refuge is EUMA's emergency shelter for homeless families with children.Services:    Provide safe shelter    Supply basic necessities [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 26, 2021
Community Shelter Services

Community Shelter Services

Erie, PA

CSS is Erie county's largest homeless shelter. Our mission is to preserve the dignity and support the development of those who are homeless by providing temporary, transitional and permanent shel [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 26, 2021
Community of Caring

Community of Caring

Erie, PA

Provides food, clothing and shelter for those in need in Erie County and throughout the world.Emergency ShelterCOC provides emergency and tran [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 26, 2017
St. Patrick’s Haven - Temporary Shelter For Men

St. Patrick’s Haven - Temporary Shelter For Men

Erie, PA

Temporary homeless Shelter For Men.The Haven is different from other shelters in the area. It accepts homeless men even if they have been drinking or have any other ad [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 25, 2021
Liberty House

Liberty House

Erie, PA

10 bed transitional housing program for homeless Veteran men. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 26, 2021
ERIE Erie County Department of Human Services

ERIE Erie County Department of Human Services

Erie, PA

This is not a homeless shelter, This is an area homeless resource. If you are in the area of ERIE Erie County Department of Human Services, call them for help regarding their Homeless Assistance Progr [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 25, 2010

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
273
16
121
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


44
0


28
0


15
0


41
0
2015 Total 410 44 28 15 41
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
247
10
120
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


42
0


11
0


22
1


29
0
2016 Total 377 42 11 23 29
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
256
8
105
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


34
0


22
0


27
2


30
0
2017 Total 369 34 22 29 30
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
227
4
105
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


39
0


9
3


27
2


14
0
2018 Total 336 39 12 29 14
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
249
6
101
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


31
0


32
2


25
0


11
0
2019 Total 356 31 34 25 11
*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 93 10.4% 937 37.2% 95.9%
2016 83 10.2% 1161 45.8% 93.1%
2017 74 14.2% 1246 48.5% 90.2%
2018 75 11.9% 1238 48.2% 92.9%
2019 69 7.8% 1304 47.6% 93.6%
*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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