Help Make Sure Everyone Is Counted!
The PIT count also helps us measure progress toward ending homelessness in our nation’s capital. Last year’s count showed that overall homelessness decreased by 7.6% and family homelessness decreased by 19.4%. However, there was a slight uptick in chronic homelessness—showing that we need to double down on our efforts to end chronic homelessness.
Gathering data is an important first step towards addressing DC’s homelessness crisis and must compel us towards action. That is why we are calling on Mayor Bowser to create a moral budget and to end long-term homelessness by the end of her second term. To do this, she must invest $35.5 million in the upcoming budget—less than half of one percent of DC’s overall $14.5 billion budget—to house 1,140 individuals and 177 families.