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A Blog by Mark Saldua, Intern, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
Over 582,000 individuals across the country were experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2022. The Point-in-Time (PIT) census is a count of sheltered and unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. The PIT count is valuable in quantifying homelessness, identifying year-over-year trends, and supporting policy development. Key additional findings from the 2022 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress and Continuum of Care Homeless Populations and Subpopulations Report include:
  • 21 percent of individuals experiencing homelessness reported having a serious mental illness, and 16 percent reported having a substance use disorder.
  • A 16 percent increase among individuals experiencing chronic homelessness between 2020 and 2022.

The homeless population comprised 37 percent of individuals who identified as Black and 24 percent identifying as Hispanic.

POSTED BY Admin | Dec, 03, 2023 |
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