COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that all Continuum of Care releases conduct the Point in Time survey, an annual count of individuals experiencing homelessness on a single night in January.
Emergency shelters and transitional housing programs collected client demographics that stayed a night in each program on January 24, 2021. Unsheltered individuals were not surveyed in 2021 based on guidance from HUD to protect the health and safety of volunteers and the unsheltered population due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 1,156 people experiencing homelessness were identified in 2021.
In 2020, the PPCoC began analyzing homeless veteran households and homeless transition-age youth data out of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for a national initiative known as Built for Zero. The reporting counts numbers of homeless veterans and youth who have received homeless services month to month and measures their inflow and outflow in El Paso County. To view this data visit https://www.ppchp.org/homelessness/data/.