2023 Point-in-Time Count
Data is compiled from annual count of people experiencing homelessness
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is an annual count of people experiencing homelessness in a single night of January. The count, which is mandated by the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, is conducted nationwide. This year, the count was on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The data was released in July by the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority, which oversees the PIT count in Indiana.
Locally, the total number of people experiencing homelessness has been declining over the past 5 years, according to the PIT count. In 2023, the PIT count recorded 427 total people experiencing homelessness in Region 10, which includes Monroe, Morgan, Lawrence, Owen, Greene and Martin counties. That’s down from 502 people counted in 2019.
The number of households experiencing homelessness also has decreased during that 5-year period, from 364 in 2019 to 317 in 2023. The graph below shows data for the period from 2019-2023 for Region 10.
Number of Total Persons Experiencing Homelessness in Region 10 from 2019-2023
Age Demographic of People Experiencing Homelessness
The number of children and young adults experiencing homelessness has also decreased over the past 5 years in Region 10.
|Under 18 years old||131||118||98||93||96|
|18-24 years old||44||32||37||30||25|
|Over 24 years old||327||259||304||303||306|
The PIT count includes individuals who are unsheltered (i.e., living somewhere not meant for habitation), staying in a shelter, or in a hotel/motel paid for with emergency funds. Data for people in shelters is either pulled directly from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) or provided from shelters, including domestic violence shelters and other emergency shelters.