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Massachusetts Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2018, Massachusetts had an estimated 20068 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, 4149 were family households, 985 were Veterans, 465 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 2122 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 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, students were unsheltered, were in shelters, were inhotels/motels, and 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

    20068

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    4149

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    985

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    2122

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

    465

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

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