Homelessness Statistics for Roanoke, VA

, Virginia

Total Homeless persons in Roanoke County Virginia in 2019

319

There are an estimated 319 homeless individuals in Roanoke County Virginia. 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

75

There are 75 in Roanoke that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

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

Sheltered individuals

229

There are 75 in Roanoke that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

15

There are 75 in Roanoke that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

26

There are 26 in Roanoke that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

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

Total Homeless families in Roanoke County Virginia in 2019

26

There are an estimated 319 homeless individuals in Roanoke County Virginia. That is a 1% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Roanoke County Virginia

Total Chronic Homeless in Roanoke County Virginia

56

There are 28 more homeless individuals in Roanoke County Virginia than in 2018. That is a 100% 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

54

There are 26 in Roanoke that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

2

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

Veteran Homelessness in Roanoke County Virginia

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

36

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

5

Total Veteran Homeless

41

There are more homeless individuals in Roanoke County Virginia than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Roanoke County Virginia

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

13

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

0

Total Homeless Youth

13

There are 2 more homeless youths in Roanoke County Virginia than in 2018. That is a 18% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Roanoke County Virginia

726

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

Total number of shelters in Roanoke County Virginia

0

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 449 emergency shelter beds in Roanoke County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 0 Transitional Housing beds in Roanoke 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 198 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Roanoke 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 79 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Roanoke County.

Roanoke County, Virginia Homeless Shelters and Services

There are no listing located within the city limits.

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
248
12
130
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


42
0


71
2


43
2


16
0
2015 Total 390 42 73 45 16
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
211
7
90
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


42
0


63
2


44
1


19
0
2016 Total 308 42 65 45 19
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
180
17
70
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


23
0


38
5


32
0


15
3
2017 Total 267 23 43 32 18
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
217
11
89
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


28
0


27
1


37
0


10
1
2018 Total 317 28 28 37 11
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
229
15
75
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


26
0


54
2


36
5


13
0
2019 Total 319 26 56 41 13
*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 275 3.4% 420 76.8% 17.9%
2016 38 5.3% 2068 16.9% 92.7%
2017 39 9.9% 1691 18.2% 87.2%
2018 37 6.9% 1662 19.2% 98.4%
2019 45 11.8% 1641 18.4% 98.4%
*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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