The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) released its 2019 “State of Homelessness in America” report. NAEH’s interactive report allows users to explore national and state level data on the trends and progress toward ending homelessness in the United States.
According to the report, homelessness has increased slightly by 0.3%, or 1,834 people, between 2017 and 2018 nationally. Approximately 552,830 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States on a single night in 2018 during the Point-in-Time (PIT) count.
In Connecticut on a single night in 2018 during the PIT count, there were approximately 3,976 people experiencing homelessness, out of which 593 were natural disasters evacuees from Puerto Rico who were staying in hotels paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) . While the results of the 2018 PIT count represent a 17% increase between 2017 and 2018, the number of people staying in emergency shelters, transitional housing and unsheltered in Connecticut has decreased by 11% between 2007 and 2018.
Click here to read the report.
Click here to read CT’s 2018 PIT Count Report.