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Part 1 of the 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Published

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
 

In November 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Part 1 of the 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress. Part 1 of the AHAR contains estimates of homelessness in the United States taken from the Point-in-Time (PIT) count. New to this report is a state-level data by household and population and unsheltered counts from 345 Continuums of Care. The report estimated that 549,928 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2016 in the United States, a 2.6% drop from 2015. In Connecticut, an estimated 3,902 people were experiencing homelessness. It highlighted that 82.8% of Connecticut’s homeless population were sheltered. 

Additional data points includes:

  • 2, 570 individuals experienced homelessness
  • 1,332 people in families with children experiencing homelessness
  • 119 unaccompanied youth
  • 439 chronically homeless individuals

Click here to read the report. 

 
 

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