Homelessness Statistics for Luzerne, PA

, Pennsylvania

Total Homeless persons in Luzerne County Pennsylvania in 2019

164

There are an estimated 164 homeless individuals in Luzerne County Pennsylvania. 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

67

There are 67 in Luzerne that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

90

There are 67 in Luzerne that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

7

There are 67 in Luzerne that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

22

There are 22 in Luzerne that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Luzerne County Pennsylvania in 2019

22

There are an estimated 164 homeless individuals in Luzerne County Pennsylvania. That is a -1% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Luzerne County Pennsylvania

Total Chronic Homeless in Luzerne County Pennsylvania

2

There are 2 more homeless individuals in Luzerne County Pennsylvania than in 2018. That is a % 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

1

There are 22 in Luzerne that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

1

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

Veteran Homelessness in Luzerne County Pennsylvania

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

14

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

0

Total Veteran Homeless

14

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

Youth Homelessness in Luzerne County Pennsylvania

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

17

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

0

Total Homeless Youth

17

There are 2 more homeless youths in Luzerne County Pennsylvania than in 2018. That is a 13% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Luzerne County Pennsylvania

690

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

Total number of shelters in Luzerne County Pennsylvania

4

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 112 emergency shelter beds in Luzerne County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 118 Transitional Housing beds in Luzerne 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 323 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Luzerne 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 137 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Luzerne County.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Homeless Shelters and Services

4 Homeless Shelter Listings in Luzerne County

Gabriel Shelter For Youths

Gabriel Shelter For Youths

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Gabriel Shelter is a 16 bed, coed, non-secure adolescent residential facility. The primary goal of the program is to provide a safe and stable living environment for youth while a plan is developed re [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 23, 2013
Divine Providence Homeless Shelter

Divine Providence Homeless Shelter

Hazleton, PA

Catholic Charities Shelter for men and women. The shelter opens at 7 p.m. Each night. It serves both men and women. Accommodates up to 20 people per night. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 26, 2019
The Salvation Army ARC (Adult Rehab Center)

The Salvation Army ARC (Adult Rehab Center)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Intake hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (M-F) We are a residential program that aims to assist individuals with homelessness/drug and alcohol misuse. Our program in typically [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 26, 2019
McAuley House Shelter

McAuley House Shelter

Plymouth, PA

Shelter for women. The Catherine McAuley Center operates two free, thirty-day residences for homeless women and children. The units provide a temporary residence for women and th [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 26, 2019

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
84
16
74
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


26
0


0
0


12
1


14
1
2015 Total 174 26 0 13 15
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
100
9
60
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


23
0


2
0


16
0


12
0
2016 Total 169 23 2 16 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
79
3
92
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


29
0


0
0


14
1


15
0
2017 Total 174 29 0 15 15
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
89
6
70
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


24
0


0
0


9
0


15
0
2018 Total 165 24 0 9 15
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
90
7
67
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


22
0


1
1


14
0


17
0
2019 Total 164 22 2 14 17
*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 67 5.2% 785 63.3% 99.1%
2016 57 11.1% 864 66.4% 95.9%
2017 74 21.7% 410 60.7% 95.8%
2018 50 19.1% 864 62.1% 96.9%
2019 52 11.4% 895 58.1% 97.7%
*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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