Data Snapshot: Comparing Point in Time Counts between 2019 and 2020

April 20, 2021  |  Data and Graphics

The 2020 Point in Time count reflected a 2.2 percent increase in overall homelessness compared to 2019. However, states and Continuums of Care (CoCs) showed significant variation in the changes to their overall homelessness counts, as well as the counts for key subpopulations. These include: people experiencing chronic homelessness, family homelessness, unsheltered homelessness, veteran homelessness, and those experiencing homelessness as an individual adult. 

A new tool from the Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute allows users to compare 2019 and 2020 homeless counts and percentage differences on both the state and CoC levels, and among subpopulations.