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    The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress Part 1: Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Office of Community Planning and Development

    Year: 2015

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases the Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR) in two parts. Part 1 provides Point-in-Time (PIT) estimates, offering a snapshot of homelessness—both sheltered and unsheltered— on a single night. The one-night counts are conducted in late January of each year. The PIT counts also provide an estimate of the number of people experiencing homelessness within particular populations, such as people with chronic patterns of homelessness, veterans experiencing homelessness, and people under the age of 25 who are experiencing homelessness on their own, not in company of their parent or guardian. Part 1 of the AHAR includes demographic characteristics for all people experiencing homelessness, people experiencing homelessness in households without children, people in families with children, and veterans experiencing homelessness. To understand our nation’s capacity to serve people who are currently or formerly experiencing homelessness, this report provides counts of beds in emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, safe havens, rapid rehousing programs, permanent supportive housing programs, and other permanent housing programs.

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