New Hampshire Continues to Make Consistent Progress in Preventing Homelessness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 21, 2018

For more information, contact: Cathy Kuhn – 603.641.9441 x251

 NH Coalition to End Homelessness Releases its 2018 Report on Homelessness in NH

 MANCHESTER, NH – Today, the NH Coalition to End Homelessness (NHCEH) released its eighth report on the State of Homelessness in New Hampshire. This report, using data compiled from state and federal sources, provides an overview of trends and an understanding of the scope of homelessness statewide from 2016-2018. Data indicate that the number of people experiencing homelessness was unchanged over the past year, and remains up 10 percent from two years ago.  Despite small decreases in some subpopulations in the past year, the number of people in every group, including families, veterans, and those living outside remain higher than in 2016.

 The report, which can be viewed at www.nhceh.org/2018-report, also reveals continuing increases in the number of children identified as homeless in New Hampshire’s public school system.  Over 4,000 students were identified as homeless during the 2016-2017 school year, an increase of almost 21% from just two years ago.

“Despite the increasing need, these numbers also remind us that ending homelessness in New Hampshire is possible,” said Cathy Kuhn, Director of the NHCEH.  “It is true that thousands of New Hampshire citizens are touched by homelessness each year; however, unlike in other parts of the country, our numbers are not insurmountable.  With continued dedication and renewed investment, we can end this problem in our state.”

The NH Coalition to End Homelessness is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of eliminating the causes of homelessness through research, education, and advocacy. For more information about the NHCEH or the State of Homelessness in New Hampshire Report, visit www.nhceh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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