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2015 AHAR Report Shows a 9.1% Drop in Homelessness in CT

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

On November 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Part 1 of the 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress. Part 1 of the 2015 AHAR highlights the accomplishments many communities are making towards ending homelessness. The report finds that the number of people experiencing homelessness nationwide has decreased by 11% since 2014. In Connecticut, homelessness dropped by 9.1% (269 people) between 2014 and 2015.

Key Findings:

  • An estimated 4,047 persons were homeless in Connecticut in 2015, out of which 3,421 were living in emergency shelter or transitional housing.
  • Homelessness among people who were chronically homeless declined by 30.8%  between 2010 and 2015.
  • 124 unaccompanied youth under age 25 were identified as experiencing homelessness, out of which 32 were unsheltered.
  • There was a 7.9% drop in families experiencing homelessness since 2014.
  • Homelessness among veterans decreased by 36.3% between 2011 and 2015.

Click here to read HUD’s press release.

Click here to read the report.



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