This year's Point in Time Count of the state's homeless population shows mixed results. Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness Executive Director Lisa Tepper Bates says 4,506 people were counted on January 29th, a 7 percent increase. While there was an increase overall in homelessness, there was also an increase of domestic violence as a contributing factor to homelessness. That statistic increased by 14 percent from last year.
In Greater Danbury, 14 families were counted in shelters and 137 adults without children were in shelters.
Statewide 340 veterans, 24 who are female, experiencing homelessness were counted in shelters and in places unintended for human habitation. Greater Danbury had more homeless veterans than chronically homeless adults. 23 veterans and 9 chronically homeless were counted in the area.