Numbers of Homeless in Massachusetts

Total in Mass. experiencing homelessness 2007 (total) 2007 (Percent) 2012 (Total) 2012 (Percent) 2016 (Total) 2016 (Percent)
Families/Households 6,835 45.2% 11,212 64.1% 13,174 67.2%
Individuals 8,292 54.8% 6,289 35.9% 6,434 32.8%

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, Jan. 2015

Key Insights.

  • Among individuals, more than 5,000 men and women could be connected with services and rapidly returned to stable housing within one year with the right allocation of resources.

 

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