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2017 CT PIT Count Indicates 24% Decrease in Homelessness Since 2007

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

The Connecticut 2017 Point-in-Time (CT PIT 2017), conducted on January 24, 2017, shows a continuing decline in veteran, family, and chronic homelessness. The count found 3,387 people experiencing homelessness in 2017, a 24% reduction since 2007 and a 13% decrease from 2016’s PIT, representing the lowest count of homelessness since the count began.

According to Governor Malloy, “this census released today showing record lows in Connecticut confirms that our state is moving in the right direction and our housing efforts are working.”

Key findings from the CT PIT 2017 report include:

  • 11% decrease in chronic homelessness since 2016 and 60% of individuals that were identified as experiencing chronic homelessness were on path to securing permanent housing. 

  • 38% decrease in unsheltered homeless population. 

  • 13% decrease in family homelessness since 2016.

  • 24% reduction in veterans’ homelessness since 2016 and 67% drop in unsheltered veterans. 

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) coordinated the effort; this is the tenth year that the annual count has been conducted. 

This year’s count also included new data estimates on youth and young adult homelessness. The youth count projected approximately 4,396 unaccompanied youth between the ages of 14 to 24 are experiencing homelessness and housing instability, out of which 269 were literally homeless. 

Click here to read the report.  
Click here to read CCEH press release. 
Click here to read Governor Malloy’s press release. 



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