The 2019 Point-in-Time Count (PIT) Data was just released last week! Over 300 trained volunteers (including 11 members of the Christ House community) helped to conduct this year’s PIT count on January 23rd. The PIT provides a snapshot of the scope and scale of homelessness in DC, which is essential information for policymakers and funders.
Washington, DC is one of hundreds of communities across the country that conduct a PIT count during the last ten days of January every year to secure federal homeless assistance funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Here are some major takeaways from the 2019 report:
- In 2019, there were 6,521 total people experiencing homelessness during the PIT count. This is a 5.5 percent decrease from the total of 6,904 in 2018. This decrease was driven by an 11.8 percent decrease in family homelessness from 2018 to 2019.
- The number of single individuals experiencing homelessness increased slightly by 2.8 percent from 2018.
Click here to see the full report.