Homelessness in Indy Decreases 6% from 2017

Joined by Mayor Joe Hogsett, CHIP released the 2018 results from the annual Indianapolis Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count conducted on January 24, 2018. The number of homeless individuals counted decreased from 1,783 individuals in 2017 to 1,682 in 2018. This is a decrease of 101 individuals, or six percent. Fifty-six percent of the homeless individuals counted were African-American and 40 percent were Caucasian. More than half of the individuals counted were between the ages of 35-61 and 15 percent were 17 or younger. Additionally, the number of veterans experiencing homelessness is down 20 percent from the 2017 PIT Count.

While the 2018 Point-in-Time Count results indicate a decrease in homelessness in our community, much work remains to be done in our effort to welcome every single person home. Building on the 400 units of additional supportive housing we have identified, we remain focused on providing rental assistance and wraparound support services to ensure the long-term stability and success of our neighbors.
- Mayor Joe Hogsett

Read more about the Point-in-Time Count numbers below:

  • CBS 4 - "Number of Homeless Veterans Down 20 Percent in Latest Point-in-Time Count"
  • IBJ - "Indianapolis Homeless Population Shows 6 Percent Decrease in Latest Count"
  • FOX59 - "Number of Homeless Veterans Down 20 Percent in Latest Point-in-Time Count"
  • WFYI - "Indianapolis Homeless Population Decreased In 2017"