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NAEH Releases State of Homelessness 2015 Report

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)

On April 2, 2015, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) released The State of Homelessness 2015 report. The report highlights the trends of homelessness in the U.S. and across the States, the population at risk of homelessness and available housing assistance programs to assist those experiencing homelessness.

According to NAEH, the national percentage of people experiencing homelessness dropped by 2.3% from 2013-2014. During the January 2014 point-in-time count, it is reported that 578,424 people were experiencing homelessness in the U.S. on a given night. According to the report, approximately 4,450 people were experiencing homelessness in Connecticut (CT) on the night of the state’s 2014 point-in-time count, with no percentage change in the overall number of people experiencing homelessness in CT from 2013-2014.

The report states that in Connecticut:

  • Veteran homelessness  decreased by 13.5% from 2013 to 2014.
  • There was a 17.7% increase in the number of chronically homeless individuals, but a 13.7% increase in chronically homeless families.
  • Unaccompanied children and youth accounted for 4.4% of those experiencing homelessness in 2014. 
  • Families who were experiencing homelessness increased by 4.2%.
  • There were approximately 373,900 people living in poverty in 2013, an increase of .04% from 2012.  The unemployment rate of 7.8% was higher than the national employment rate of 7.4%.
  • The number of people “doubled up” - living with family and friends - increased by 24.8% from 2012 to 2013. 
  • The utilization rate for emergency shelters was over capacity at 110.9%. 

The report can be accessed here.



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