Pennsylvania Homeless Counts Jump in Some Regions, but Decrease Overall
|June 22, 2011||Posted by M. P. under News||
According to a research brief from the policy team at the People’s Emergency Center, recent data indicate a decrease in the number of homeless persons in Pennsylvania. The brief, Report on Pennsylvania’s Point in Time Counts in Homeless Populations Shows Decrease, is based on the annual unduplicated point-in-time count (PIT) of adults and children in emergency shelters, temporary housing or on the street.
In 2010, the number of persons identified in the Pennsylvania PIT count decreased, as it had each year since 2007. The regions of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh had the largest amount of homeless people, but also experienced declines since 2007, while 8 other regions (including Scranton/Lackawanna County, Bucks County, Northeast PA and Northwest PA) in the Commonwealth reported increased PIT count totals.
The brief, which includes a breakdown of sub-populations among Pennsylvania’s homeless, is available at the People’s Emergency Center policy publications web page.