As of June 2, 2015, there were approximately 4,300 families with children and pregnant women in Massachusetts’ Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter program. 1,296 of these families with children were being sheltered in motels. This number does not count those families who are doubled up, living in unsafe conditions, or sleeping in their cars. During 2014, 6,562 families were assisted with emergency shelter and/or HomeBASE household assistance, out of the 13,115 families who applied for assistance. For the first nine months of FY'15, 4,700 families (53%) were assisted with emergency shelter and/or HomeBASE household assistance, out of the 8,935 families who applied for assistance.

For additional data, follow this link to the Department of Housing and Community Development's EA page.