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CCEH Reports Annual Homelessness Data Shows 10% Decrease In Shelter Use

15 April 2019
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH), the organization managing the state's Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS), reports that the state's annual homelessness data shows a continued decrease in shelter use in Connecticut.

A total of 8,545 households experiencing homelessness utilized Connecticut's emergency shelter system in 2018, a 10 percent decrease from 9,478 in 2017. In total, the number of households utilizing Connecticut's shelter system has decreased by 40 percent since 2012.

The decrease in shelter use is a sign that Connecticut's homeless response system is working. Through 2-1-1 and the Coordinated Access Network (CAN) system, more families are being diverted from homelessness. Investments in affordable housing are relieving the cost burden on many of Connecticut's low-income renters.

To view the full CCEH press release, click here.