We collect data on homelessness in a few ways. We manage the federally-mandated Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which tracks data on clients utilizing shelter throughout the state. We also coordinate the Point-in-Time Count, a one-night volunteer-led census of the sheltered and unsheltered population which takes place one cold night in January each year. We also coordinate a one-week volunteer count of homeless youth around the same time each January.
Annual Shelter Data
We collect annual data on clients utilizing the shelter system through the HUD-mandated Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS), which CCEH manages for the state of Connecticut. Click here to learn more about HMIS.
Annual Point-in-Time Count
The Point-in-Time Count is a one-day unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families across the United States. Read the most recent Point-in-Time Count report and click here how you and your community can sign up to participate this coming January.
The Youth Outreach & Count is an annual count of homeless and unstably housed youth in the state of Connecticut during one week in January following the annual Point-In-Time Count. Click here to learn more about the Youth Count past results and how you and your community can sign up to participate this coming January.
Check out our data!
We have developed dashboards to track information on various aspects of the homeless crisis response system. Click the buttons below to visit our dashboards.
Data Resources for Providers
Providers can access resources on data quality here. Click here to read summaries of HMIS Steering Committee.