Homelessness Statistics for Milwaukee, WI

, Wisconsin

Total Homeless persons in Milwaukee County Wisconsin in 2019

885

There are an estimated 885 homeless individuals in Milwaukee County Wisconsin. That is a 2% 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

252

There are 252 in Milwaukee that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

8

There are 8 in Milwaukee that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

519

There are 252 in Milwaukee that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

106

There are 252 in Milwaukee that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

69

There are 69 in Milwaukee that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

2

There are 2 in Milwaukee that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Milwaukee County Wisconsin in 2019

71

There are an estimated 885 homeless individuals in Milwaukee County Wisconsin. That is a 2% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Milwaukee County Wisconsin

Total Chronic Homeless in Milwaukee County Wisconsin

73

There are -20 less homeless individuals in Milwaukee County Wisconsin than in 2018. That is a -22% 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

33

There are 69 in Milwaukee that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

40

There are 2 in Milwaukee that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Milwaukee County Wisconsin

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

83

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

6

Total Veteran Homeless

89

There are more homeless individuals in Milwaukee County Wisconsin than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Milwaukee County Wisconsin

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

51

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

4

Total Homeless Youth

55

There are -22 more homeless youths in Milwaukee County Wisconsin than in 2018. That is a -29% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Milwaukee County Wisconsin

3,118

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

Total number of shelters in Milwaukee County Wisconsin

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 749 emergency shelter beds in Milwaukee County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 153 Transitional Housing beds in Milwaukee 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 1723 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Milwaukee 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 369 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Homeless Shelters and Services

7 Homeless Shelter Listings in Milwaukee County

Joy House - Milwaukee Rescue Mission

Joy House - Milwaukee Rescue Mission

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Rescue Mission Program for women and children.Joy House is our family shelter, offering a range of short- and long-term solutions, with the goal of helping families become self-s [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 11, 2020
Milwaukee Rescue Mission

Milwaukee Rescue Mission

Milwaukee, WI

Safe Harbor (for men)The men's programs at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission give our guests the strength and support to transform their lives. Our educational and vocational counseling, addiction re [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 1, 2019
The Guest House

The Guest House

Milwaukee, WI

Homeless emergency shelter for men. Provides up to 30 days of emergency stay. Provides meals. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 25, 2010
All For Him Ministries inc

All For Him Ministries inc

milwaukee , WI

We are a church/shelter which trains men,women, and families to walk in Gods word, to be doers 0f his holy word.we provide shelter,food,clothing,and most important of all the word of GOD. YOU WILL BE [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 12, 2015
Aline's Room and Board

Aline's Room and Board

Milwaukee, WI

Aline's Room and Board offers short-term,long-term and Respite care. Aline's Room and Board is aimed at providing safety and stability for individuals experiencing mental health issues and homlessness [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 13, 2010
Hope House of Milwaukee

Hope House of Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

Hope House of Milwaukee is an emergency shelter for single men over 18 and transitional housing for single women and families.Hope House remains OPEN, providing food a [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 9, 2020
Port of Missions Outreach Ministries

Port of Missions Outreach Ministries

Milwaukee, WI

ServicesAffordable HousingPort of Missions strives to be the central intake point for anyone in Milwaukee metropolitan area who is experiencing a housing crisis. Today, e [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 29, 2016

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
810
129
579
3


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


182
1


78
19


179
13


98
30
2015 Total 1,521 183 97 192 128
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
652
204
556
3


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


169
1


43
15


87
10


84
39
2016 Total 1,415 170 58 97 123
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
555
132
210
3


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


67
1


71
27


65
9


65
25
2017 Total 900 68 98 74 90
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
502
156
208
5


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


65
2


61
32


79
6


56
21
2018 Total 871 67 93 85 77
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
519
106
252
8


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


69
2


33
40


83
6


51
4
2019 Total 885 71 73 89 55
*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 94 16.1% 4359 43.9% 96.1%
2016 90 13.7% 4277 45.9% 96.6%
2017 60 16.3% 3660 52.7% 96.4%
2018 55 15.6% 3774 33.5% 97.8%
2019 61 12.7% 3657 24.0% 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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