Challenging the Stats of 2022 PIT (Point in Time) Count for Homelessness

Local news channel in Washington DC, WCVM, released an article featuring Alicia Horton, Thrive DC’s Executive Director. The article provides a summary of the PIT Count data as an overall decrease in homelessness across the district. However, it also notes that advocates in the city, such as Thrive DC, have pushed back on the data:

Homeless advocacy organization Thrive D.C. takes an issue with the way the city figures out who gets at the top of the help list. They say it’s based on a vulnerability scale and some people fall through the cracks.

“We’ve had clients who were who had cancer, for instance, and you know, had very bad prognosis, who weren’t eligible. So who died, you know, in unfortunate circumstances because they were not eligible or couldn’t get housed quickly in them,” said Alicia Horton, executive director for Thrive D.C.

Read the full article here.