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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Community Housing & Homeless Shelters

Overview: the U.S. Community Housing & Homeless Shelters Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Community Housing & Homeless Shelters: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Community Housing & Homeless Shelters industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Shelter And Related Assistance Services (Include Homeless Shelters.)

Temporary Shelter Services For The Homeless

Temporary Shelter Services For The Abused And Victims Of Domestic Violence

Volunteer Housing Services

Transitional Housing Services

Social Assistance Services For Children, Youth, And Families

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Government

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private

Investment Income, Including Interest And Dividends

All Other Revenue

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Community Housing & Homeless Shelters company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Community Housing & Homeless Shelters industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Community Housing & Homeless Shelters measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 11%

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Chief Executives1%
General and Operations Managers3%
Other Management Occupations 6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Community and Social Service Occupations 30%
Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists 30%
Social Workers 9%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 6%
Miscellaneous Community and Social Service Specialists 17%
Social and Human Service Assistants 13%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 9%
Other Personal Care and Service Workers 9%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 15%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Community Housing & Homeless Shelters Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Isles trademarks "ISLES" - charitable services - 09/05/2017
  • Jericho Project trademarks "JERICHO PROJECT" - Providing physical rehabilitation facilities for homeless men and women in various stages of recovery from drug and alcohol abuse - 07/24/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Jericho Project

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Six months later, no housing for homeless - The city’s housing staff has not reached its ambitious ... Not one of the 600 units has been built in a city in which shelters and community centres have been the only refuge for homeless people as temperatures dipped and heavy rain has fallen in recent ... (01/10/2018)
    • Trader Joe’s Donated Food To A Homeless Shelter After A Fridge Malfunction - to a local shelter that offers ... important part of the Kalamazoo community. They do invaluable work for vulnerable people, including offering a safe place to stay for women, children and families looking for emergency housing, along with meals, laundry ... (01/10/2018)
    • Community Action set to survey area homeless - Volunteers will head out Jan. 25 to streets and shelters with the hope of learning more about where the homeless ... obstacles to finding housing. Federal funding for addressing homelessness is determined based on this data, and Community Action depends ... (01/10/2018)
    • Humboldt County to consider declaring shelter crisis, forming homeless housing task force - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday inched closer to declaring a local shelter crisis, an action that local homeless and housing advocates say they ... the county should create a task force of community members to oversee any future ... (01/10/2018)
    • As temperatures drop, homeless flock to area shelters - "Not everyone who is out in the homeless community likes to be inside for various reasons, but we at least want to give people a signal that they need to seek shelter of some kind ... hoping to provide more affordable housing to prevent people from ... (01/09/2018)
    • Shelters Reach Capacity In Cold Weather As Homeless Population Rises - Homeless shelters across the country are being strained by frigid weather and a population of people who are homeless that is up for the first time since 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and ... area homeless community for years, says ... (01/09/2018)
    • Rochester OKs first homeless housing project - Since then, a number of groups and community members have given ... offering free legal assistance to help homeless individuals work through housing, criminal and other matters after the shelter issued a plea for help from local lawyers, mechanics and ... (01/09/2018)
    • Memorial pays respects to 32 homeless Arkansans who died without shelter - Homeless care providers and friends of the homeless community gathered five days before Christmas ... Women are also statistically more likely to stay in transitional housing or emergency shelters than men, according to data from the National Coalition ... (01/08/2018)
    • Another route to refuge: Some use tent city as alternative to homeless shelters - Starbuck said there is enough capacity at existing faith-based and community outreach organizations ... round beds designated as either emergency shelter or transitional housing. A single-day headcount of homeless in the city in January 2017 tallied ... (01/07/2018)
    • Darke County homeless shelter houses families, children - GREENVILLE — Darke County’s homeless shelter housed 100 individuals in 2017, including 27 children. Carol Littman serves as Deputy Director of the Greenville branch of Community Action ... to use the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD ... (01/04/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $76,373,652 on Community Housing & Homeless Shelters. It has awarded 872 contracts to 234 companies, with an average value of $326,383 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Community Housing & Homeless Shelters to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Social Assistance Related To Shelter For The General Population
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Community Housing & Homeless SheltersOpportunity/Threat
    Temporary Shelters
    Child Welfare Services Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Social Assistance Related To Shelter For The General Population are less than those from Community Housing & Homeless Shelters. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Social Assistance Related To Shelter For The General Population sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Social Assistance Related To Shelter For The General Population Product Sales Report

    Social Assistance Services For Children, Youth, & Families
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Community Housing & Homeless SheltersOpportunity/Threat
    Child Welfare Services
    Services for the Elderly & Persons with Disabilities
    Temporary Shelters Competing industry
    Community Food Services Competing industry
    Residential Mental Retardation Facilities Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Social Assistance Services For Children, Youth, & Families are less than those from Community Housing & Homeless Shelters. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Social Assistance Services For Children, Youth, & Families sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Social Assistance Services For Children, Youth, & Families Product Sales Report

    Social Assistance Services For Adults
    Social Assistance Services For Adults Product Sales Report

    Social Assistance Services For The Elderly & Disabled
    Social Assistance Services For The Elderly & Disabled Product Sales Report

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