The Connecticut 2019 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count and Youth Outreach and Count, conducted on the night of January 22, 2019, found that 3,033 people were experiencing homelessness across the state. This shows a 32% decrease from 2007.
Since the first PIT Count was conducted in 2007, this year’s count officially represents the lowest total ever in a statewide PIT Count, encompassing all populations.
Key highlights from the 2019 PIT and Youth Count include:
- A 32% decrease in the number of people experiencing chronic homelessness since 2018, and a 75% decrease since 2014.
- Approximately 73% of those counted as chronically homeless were in the process of securing permanent housing.
- There was an 18% decrease in the number of families experiencing homelessness since 2018.
- The number of Veterans experiencing homelessness has remained flat since 2017.
- 80.3% of homeless and unstably housed youth were identified in Connecticut cities.
Interactive dashboards on both the 2019 Point-in-Time and Youth Count can be found on Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness’ (CCEH) website, or by clicking the links below:
- 2019 Point-in-Time Count Dashboard: https://cceh.org/data/interactive/2018pitdashboard/
- 2019 Youth Count Dashboard:https://cceh.org/data/interactive/youthcountdata/