From 2020 to 2021, Delaware saw a 35% increase in the point-in-time state homeless count: from 1,165 in 2020 to 1,579 on January 27, 2021. The 2021 numbers did not include those who were "unsheltered" (i.e., living in cars, encampments, and other places not meant for human habitation. The 35% increase in Delaware's homelessness is due in large part to the 20,000 affordable housing unit shortage in the state. Each of the additional 414 people counted as homeless in 2021 were people in families with children under the age of 18. A total . . .