Elder Homelessness: Facts
One good resource to find facts specific to your state or city is the HUD Homelessness Data Exchange website. On the Public Reports page, you can request information for a specific state, region, city using data from various HUD programs.
|33%||The amount elder homelessness is predicted to increase between 2010 and 2020. It is estimated that it will more than double by 2050.|
|40,750||Number of sheltered homeless people in the U.S. who are aged 62 and older.
|204,191||Number of sheltered homeless older adults in the U.S. who are aged 51 to 61
|1,200||estimated number of homeless adults in Boston who are aged 50 and older.
982 are in and out of emergency shelters
|33%||Percentage of current workers who will likely rely solely on Social Security for all of their retirement income.|
|$27,048||The Massachusetts Elder Economic Standard: The annual income required by a single senior age renter 65+ in Massachusetts to meet basic expenses.|
|$10,248||The gap between the Massachusetts Economic Security Standard of $27,048 and the median income (excluding SSI and public assistance) of $16,800 is the largest faced by elders anywhere in the United States.|