About 1,597 people experience homelessness in Baltimore City on a given night.
Who Experiences Homelessness?
Anybody can experience homelessness, but Some groups of people are more likely to experience homelessness than others. People currently living in poverty or from minority groups, such as African Americans are more likely to experience homelessness than their white counterparts. The majority of people experiencing homelessness in the United States are adults without children.
2022 National Point In Time Statistics
Here are some additional considerations when comparing the most recent PIT Count results to that of previous four years:
• In 2021 Baltimore was granted a waiver and did not conduct an unsheltered count due to the pandemic.
• The 2022 PIT count was conducted in February as an extension waiver was granted from HUD (PIT counts are normally conducted in the last 10 days of January).
• In prior years, the PIT count included a two (2) night count and a three (3) day site-based post count. This year’s count only included one (1) night of count and no post site-based count.
• Previous years, the counts were conducted on Sunday and Monday nights. This year’s count was conducted on a Saturday night.
• On February 21–26, 2022, Baltimore City hosted the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Basketball Tournament. The City, particularly in the areas closest to the tournament site, was active on the night of the count with increased foot and car traffic.