Massachusetts Homelessness Statistics
As of January 2020, Massachusetts had an estimated 17975 experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Of that Total, 3714 were family households, 836 were Veterans, 481 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 2042 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.
Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2018-2019 school year shows that an estimated 24658 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 206 students were unsheltered, 7502 were in shelters, 1620 were inhotels/motels, and 15330 were doubled up.
Use our map to compare Massachusetts homeless statistics with other states and filter statistics by the data source. You can also find contact information for each state under the map.
If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact the Continuum of Care in your local area for assistance.