Housing

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Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census

What does this measure?

The number of homeless people at a given point in time (usually one night in January), per 10,000 residents.

Why is this important?

The extent of homelessness can be an indicator of a community's ability to provide stable jobs that pay a living wage as well as a measure of support for the unemployed and access to affordable housing and health care. Homelessness is related to larger issues such as poverty, employment, mental health, substance abuse and family violence. The way a community cares for its more vulnerable citizens is a marker of collaboration and its social support systems.

How is our region performing?

In 2017, Monroe County's point-in-time count reported 11 homeless people per 10,000 residents, slightly down from 11.5 in 2016. Since 2005, Monroe's rate has ranged from 8.0 to 13.4 and has been consistently lower than the nation and state. The rate for the entirety of Wayne, Ontario, Seneca and Yates counties increased significantly from 2016 to 2017.

Notes about the data

2010 data were not available for Orleans. Data were only available for recent years for Monroe, Orleans, and Wayne counties. It is very difficult to obtain an exact count of homeless persons, due to transience and to limited resources for record-keeping. Comparable data presented for available counties are currently limited to point-in-time counts done on one night in January.

Homeless Persons per 10,000 Residents
20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
United States21.921.420.920.620.019.818.718.117.617.017.0
NYS32.231.431.233.932.535.439.340.844.543.545.1
NYS (excluding NYC)11.09.810.511.111.011.511.911.411.511.411.6
Monroe8.48.19.09.59.39.313.411.210.211.510.9
Wayne/Ontario/Seneca/Yates3.93.53.22.94.24.66.53.57.22.213.0

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census
Notes: Rate is per 10,000 residents. Figures represent point-in-time counts.




Total Homeless Persons
20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
United States647,258639,784630,227637,077623,788621,553590,364576,450564,708549,928553,742
NYS62,60161,12561,06765,60663,44569,56677,43080,59088,25086,35289,503
NYS (excluding NYC)12,22910,86411,72412,41912,32212,89413,37012,78012,92712,82913,002
Monroe6125956637096946991,007838762860817
Wayne/Ontario/Seneca/Yates988881751111211719218758337

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census
Notes: Figures represent point-in-time counts.











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
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