The Indiana Balance of State Continuum of Care released its Point in Time Count results.
The Point In Time Count is a single-night count of individuals experiencing homelessness in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and unsheltered locations across Indiana.
Of the 91 counties in the Indiana BOS, 65 counties participated in this year’s count. Of those 65 counties, unsheltered count data was provided for 54 total counties.
Statistics from this year’s count include:
- That figures more closely resemble pre-COVID counts the Indiana BOS has conducted, with a 16% increase with 4,398 people counted in 3,363 households, compared to 3,695 people in 2022.
- The Indiana BOS is housing more people at a quicker rate with a 6.6% increase in the utilization of available beds on the night of the count and a 16% increase in the number of people who have been temporarily housed through the BOS homeless services system.
- And 18% of individuals counted were living in unsheltered locations, an increase of 8% from 2022.
During the next three years, the BOS CoC Board will work to increase affordable housing opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, advocate for resources to support, strengthen the Homeless Response System and ensure a more equitable homeless response system for Indiana.
For the full Point In Time Count report visit in.gov/ihcda.