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Massachusetts Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2019, Massachusetts had an estimated 18471 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, 3766 were family households, 917 were Veterans, 480 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 2370 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2017-2018 school year shows that an estimated 23601 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 192 students were unsheltered, 6787 were in shelters, 1524 were inhotels/motels, and 15098 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.

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Homelessness Statistics for Massachusetts

  • Total Homeless Population

    18471

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    3766

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    917

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    2370

  • Unaccompanied Young Adults (Aged 18-24) Experiencing Homelessness

    480

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    23601

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    1336

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    192

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    6787

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    1524

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    15098

Contact Info on Homelessness for Massachusetts

USICH Contact - Regional Coordinator

Robert Pulster

(202) 754-1584

State Interagency Council

Linn Torto

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts