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: https://cceh.org/3d-flip-book/2020-pit-count-final-draft/
The interactive dashboard of the PIT Count can be found here: https://cceh.org/data/interactive/PITresults/