Whatcom County Health Department Media Release

2019 Count of Individuals Living Homeless Shows Largest Decrease Since 2012

Bellingham, WA - The Opportunity Council and the Whatcom County Health Department recently published results of the 2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count, an annual snapshot of homelessness in our community. This year’s results show the largest decrease in homelessness since 2012, with 16% fewer individuals living homeless than in 2018. Participants in the count cited eviction or loss of housing as the most common factor that contributed to their homelessness. Read more: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/41863/Results-of-2019-Point-In-Time-Count-of-Individuals-Living-Homeless-in-Whatcom-County

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