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Massachusetts Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2017, Massachusetts had an estimated 17565 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, 3430 were family households, 853 were Veterans, 469 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 1914 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.

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Homelessness Statistics for Massachusetts

  • Total Homeless Population

    17565

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    3430

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    853

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    1914

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

    469

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    20929

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    152

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    8250

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    2747

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    9780

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