Homelessness Statistics for Harris, TX

, Texas

Total Homeless persons in Harris County Texas in 2019

3,938

There are an estimated 3,938 homeless individuals in Harris County Texas. That is a -5% 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

981

There are 981 in Harris that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

1343

There are 981 in Harris that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

1614

There are 981 in Harris that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

316

There are 316 in Harris that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Harris County Texas in 2019

316

There are an estimated 3,938 homeless individuals in Harris County Texas. That is a -5% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Harris County Texas

Total Chronic Homeless in Harris County Texas

616

There are -28 less homeless individuals in Harris County Texas than in 2018. That is a -4% 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

134

There are 316 in Harris that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

482

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

Veteran Homelessness in Harris County Texas

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

181

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

194

Total Veteran Homeless

375

There are more homeless individuals in Harris County Texas than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Harris County Texas

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

147

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

89

Total Homeless Youth

236

There are 34 more homeless youths in Harris County Texas than in 2018. That is a 17% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Harris County Texas

9,547

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

Total number of shelters in Harris County Texas

35

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 1846 emergency shelter beds in Harris County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 868 Transitional Housing beds in Harris 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 5494 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Harris 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 1314 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Harris County.

Harris County, Texas Homeless Shelters and Services

35 Homeless Shelter Listings in Harris County

Bay Area Homeless Services

Bay Area Homeless Services

Baytown, TX

Our staff members are available to take your phone calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, we accept new clients only from 9AM until 4PM. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 6, 2020
Bay Area Turning Point

Bay Area Turning Point

Webster, TX

Bay Area Turning Point has a 24 hour/7 days a week crisis hotline that is manned by trained staff and volunteers that provide explanation and access to all of BATP services and helps callers expl [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 6, 2020
Lil Audrey's Safe Place

Lil Audrey's Safe Place

Houston, TX

Lil Audrey's Safe Place Foundation is a safe environment within a transitional homeless facility and emergency shelter that house alumni of the foster care system seeking a Post Secondary Education. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 6, 2020
Bridge Over Troubled Water Inc

Bridge Over Troubled Water Inc

Pasadena, TX

The Bridge assists those affected by domestic and sexual violence, and/or homelessness in southeast Harris County, Texas.Office Hours: Monday hours 8:30 am [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 6, 2020
Covenant House Texas

Covenant House Texas

Houston, TX

Provides a shelter for homeless youth. Residents are provided with room, food, clothing, crisis intervention counseling, health services (both on site and through referral), short-term casework, couns [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center

FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center

Humble, TX

Counseling ServicesFamilyTime offers professional counseling services for:    Individuals    Families    Couples  & [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 6, 2020
Chimney Rock Center Harris County Protective Services for Children

Chimney Rock Center Harris County Protective Services for Children

Houston, TX

Emergency - Children Shelter [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 23, 2019
Houston Area Women's Center

Houston Area Women's Center

Houston, TX

Shelter and support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.Individuals and families fleeing from abuse can find safety and support our 120-bed shelter and residential facili [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
Mission of Yahweh

Mission of Yahweh

Houston, TX

Women's ProgramsThe Mission of Yahweh offers many life-changing programs focused on ending the cycle of homelessness and dependency.     Emergency Shelter & [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 19, 2020
New Hope Housing  Inc.

New Hope Housing Inc.

Houston, TX

Transitional housing for low income families.Mission: New Hope Housing's core purpose is to provide life stabilizing, affordable, permanent housing with support services for people who liv [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 6, 2017
Northwest Assistance Ministries

Northwest Assistance Ministries

Houston, TX

Housing Services at NAM is a comprehensive program to help families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and put them on a path toward self-sufficiency. To access NAM programs [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 7, 2020
The Life Center for the Homeless

The Life Center for the Homeless

Houston, TX

Faith-based Christian Organization/24-Hour Shelter. The Life Center is dedicated to serve, educate and represent the Homeless of Houston. Through the operation of a short-stay residential facility, [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 28, 2016
Salvation Army Houston Family Residence

Salvation Army Houston Family Residence

Houston, TX

Provides comprehensive total care for women and families needing temporary emergency shelter or transitional living. The Family Residence provides a place of safety and healing for women and childre [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
Santa Maria Hostel

Santa Maria Hostel

Houston, TX

The mission of Santa Maria Hostel is to empower women and their families to lead healthy, successful, productive and self-fulfilling lives.Santa Maria is Texas' largest multi-site residential an [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 1, 2016
Star of Hope - Women & Family Emergency Shelter

Star of Hope - Women & Family Emergency Shelter

Houston, TX

Transitional living center for women and families. Apartments for 66 families and apartments for 45 single women are available.Services We Provide    Comprehensive Ne [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 6, 2017
The Open Door Mission

The Open Door Mission

Houston, TX

A Christ-centered emergency relief and rehabilitation shelter dedicated to meeting the needs of men in our community who are homeless addicted destitute and disabled.Open Door Mission's [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 31, 2018
U.S. Veterans Initiative Veterans Seeking Housing

U.S. Veterans Initiative Veterans Seeking Housing

Houston, TX

Veterans Seeking Housing Service. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 1, 2016
Turning Point Center

Turning Point Center

Houston, TX

The Turning Point Center is an independent, tax-exempt, non-profit organization (501) (C) (3), that offers food, shelter, and other rehabilitative services to m [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 9, 2020
Star of Hope - Men's Development Center

Star of Hope - Men's Development Center

Houston, TX

Houston Homeless Shelter. Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through str [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 21, 2019
Sarah's House

Sarah's House

Pasadena, TX

Sarah's House is a non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter for homeless single women or women with their children. Additionally, other services are offered such as: meals, clothing [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 10, 2021
Miryam's Hostel - Loaves and Fishes

Miryam's Hostel - Loaves and Fishes

Houston, TX

Emergency Women's CenterAPPLY ONLY IN PERSON Loaves & Fishes the soup kitchen at 2009 Congress Street (at corner of Chartres) INTAKE  3:30 - 4:30 p.m.First [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
Magnificat Houses

Magnificat Houses

Houston, TX

They have houses for men, women and houses targeted to those with special needs.All are safe, secure, and supervised 24/7. All provide: Nutritious home-cooked meals e [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 16, 2021
Family Promise of Lake Houston

Family Promise of Lake Houston

Humble, TX

 Family Promise of Lake Houston will provide a caring and positive environment for homeless children and their families while they design and execute a plan to break the cycle of homelessness in [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 13, 2020
Doris and Carlos Morris Mens Development Center

Doris and Carlos Morris Mens Development Center

Houston, TX

Provides a walk-in day shelter and overnight shelter for homeless, transient men as well as a six-month program for men committed to changing their lives through spiritual and educational counseling. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
Spirit Key Transitional Housing

Spirit Key Transitional Housing

Houston, TX

Transitional housing and work facility for homeless, ex-offenders and veterans. After care re-entry program.Spirit Key is a transitional work facility for men located in Houston, north Ha [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 1, 2016
The Beacon

The Beacon

Houston, TX

The Beacon is more than a meal. It's a way out of homelessness. Our organization meets the daily needs of hundreds of homeless men and women while also empowering them with housing case management, ap [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 23, 2020
Madge Bush Transitional Living Center

Madge Bush Transitional Living Center

Houston, TX

Office Hours: Mondays through Fridays 8am to 5pm. Transitional housing for single women, over the age of 22 years, with 1-2 children in a homeless situation. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 9, 2020
The Life Center for the Homeless

The Life Center for the Homeless

Houston, TX

The Life Center operates as a 24 hour refuge for those who are in need. There is also a 90 day Rehabilitation Program. There is an on site Director and an outreach team. We have a non-discriminati [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 9, 2020
Almost There Supportive Services - For Women

Almost There Supportive Services - For Women

Houston, TX

Intake Hours: 9am-4pm Tues & Weds 9am-7pm Thurs & Fri Saturday’s appt only We currently house women that may be experiencing homelessness, domesti [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 26, 2021
Crossroads At Park Place, Inc.

Crossroads At Park Place, Inc.

Houston, TX

What We Do: Crossroads are open each Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. We serve breakfast and lunch along with a generous portion of friendship. Shower facilities are [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 1, 2016
Bonita Street House of Hope

Bonita Street House of Hope

Houston, TX

Transitional housing with support services for persons who are homeless, chemically dependent, and ex-felons.Insurance accepted: $80.00 fee to live in shelter, with all bills paid. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 14, 2018
Grace and Joy Transitional Living

Grace and Joy Transitional Living

Houston, TX

Transitional Living for the elderly and disabled women we also serve disabled males as well income-based program that offers 3 meals per day educational programs and to help those to be come back prod [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 7, 2019
Salvation Army Center of Hope

Salvation Army Center of Hope

Houston, TX

Open 24hrs. Center for single men without kids, looking to resolve their homelessness with the tools we help provide them with.The Center of Hope, formally Sally’s H [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 22, 2021
Sonrise Shelter

Sonrise Shelter

Houston, TX

24 Hour a day, 7 day a week shelter. Accepts: Women, Men, Families [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 30, 2019
Crowder's Assisted Living

Crowder's Assisted Living

Houston, TX

Housing for veterans, the homeless, and those with mental disabilities. $650/month includes 3 meals a day, snacks, and all toiletries. Call Rosie for more information. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 3, 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
1430
1936
1229
14


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


383
7


48
543


339
224


148
177
2015 Total 4,609 390 591 563 325
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
1869
1186
966
10


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


323
3


127
384


376
147


162
77
2016 Total 4,031 326 511 523 239
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
1562
1108
915
20


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


310
9


247
282


315
90


118
65
2017 Total 3,605 319 529 405 183
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
1548
1614
981
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


340
0


208
436


225
218


132
70
2018 Total 4,143 340 644 443 202
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
1343
1614
981
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


316
0


134
482


181
194


147
89
2019 Total 3,938 316 616 375 236
*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 13.3% 11818 45.2% 92.7%
2016 87 11.2% 11049 29.2% 91.7%
2017 84 9.6% 10416 27.1% 92.3%
2018 82 12.7% 10894 28.1% 92.7%
2019 97 11.7% 8752 32.6% 95.2%
*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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