The NH Department of Health and Humans Services released the annual one-day homeless count results on Wednesday March 30th 2011. The one-day count, also known as the Point-in-Time Count, revealed that 2,520 individuals and 482 families were homeless on the night of the count, up from 2,144 individuals and 358 families in 2010. The count took place on January 26th 2011 during the last 10 days of January, as stipulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The data was aggregated into three categories: unsheltered, sheltered, and temporarily-doubled up. The data is further divided by individuals (not in families), families, and individuals in families within each category. Hillsborough County, which includes NH’s two largest cities, accounts for nearly half (47%) of all homeless individuals in the state and over half (53%) of all homeless families in the state, while only accounting for a third (31%) of the state’s population (you can find NH population data at the U.S. Census Bureau’s website).
The 2010 and 2011 NH County Charts with the data can be found on our Research and Reports page and Reports Archive, respectively. To learn more about the annual one-day homeless count, you can visit our Point-in-Time Count page.