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.
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