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2020 PIT Count Shows Continuing Decline in Homelessness in CT

27 August 2020

The Connecticut Point-in-Time (PIT) Count 2020, conducted on the night of Tuesday, January 21st to the morning of Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020, counted 2,904 people experiencing homelessness across the state. This shows a 35% decrease since the first PIT Count was conducted in 2007. 

Key highlights from the 2020 PIT Count include:

  • 4% decline in the number of people experiencing homelessness since 2019.
  • 6% increase in the number of people experiencing chronic homelessness.
  • 8% decline in unsheltered veterans experiencing homelessness. 
  • 29% decline in unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness. 
  • A slight increase in the number of families experiencing homelessness since 2019. 

This year’s report includes the demographic composition of the people who were counted.

  • 73% of the people identified were over the age of 25.
  • 58% self-identified as white, 48% as black and African American, 1% Asian, and 1% Native American/Alaska Native.

This report was published by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and was conducted before the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

The CT Point-in-Time Count 2020 report can be accessed here: 

The interactive dashboard of the PIT Count can be found here: