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 2016-2017 school year shows that an estimated 20929 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 152 students were unsheltered, 8250 were in shelters, 2747 were inhotels/motels, and 9780 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.