The Partnership for Strong Communities today released its new fact sheet, Homelessness in CT 2019. This fact sheet provides an overview of Connecticut's homelessness crisis, as well as the progress Connecticut has made in drastically reducing the number of people experiencing homelessness.
From 2012 to 2018, the number of people utilizing Connecticut's shelter system decreased by 40%. This shows a significant decline in the number of Connecticut residents experiencing homelessness, a fact reflected by the statistics in Connecticut's By-Name List (BNL).
Despite measurable progress in reducing homelessness, there are still far too many people experiencing serious housing instability and homelessness in Connecticut, including many children. As of 5/21/19, there were over 1,600 individuals experiencing homelessness on the BNL, including 494 children in families, and 217 unaccompanied youth under the age of 25. BNL data also shows significant racial and gender disparities in homelessness, as the vast majority of families entering shelter were headed by women of color.
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