The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has added a new page to their website, including trainings and tools shared to help assist Continuums of Care (CoCs) in their efforts to collect and report on the Point-in-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) data collected each year.
The tools include the PIT Count Methodology Guide, guidelines for sampling for the unsheltered population within a CoC, a Race and Ethnicity Analysis tool, data that has been collected in previous years, and Standards and Methodology training tools.
On November 19th, 2020, the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and Innovation for Justice (I4J) Program released the “Costs of COVID-19 Evictions” Report.
The report identifies and looks at five key areas that would incur public costs of homelessness following an eviction, including emergency shelters, inpatient medical care, emergency medical care, foster care, and juvenile delinquency. While not all encompassing, these five areas are noted to be “a starting point for measuring the costs of evictions.”
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago recently released Challenges and opportunities in addressing rural youth homelessness: Stakeholder Focus Group Findings, highlighting key findings of a qualitative study examining challenges and strategies for identifying, preventing, and ending youth homelessness in rural areas. This is an addendum report to Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in Rural America report, which outlined the prevalence of youth homelessness in rural and urban areas.
Kiley Gosselin, Executive Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities, appeared in the Hartford Courant on December 1, 2019. Her op-ed piece, "Connecticut Is a Leader in Ending Homelessness, and Gov. Lamont Can Help Finish the Job," makes the case that sustained state investment in housing resources is necessary to end homelessness and expand housing opportunity in Connecticut.
Join the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness on January 22, 2020 for the 2020 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. The PIT Count is a single night census of all people who are experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness in Connecticut. The 2020 Youth Outreach and Count will also be conducted from January 22 to 28.