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    The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress Part 2: Estimates of Homelessness in the United States

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

    Year: 2016

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment (AHAR) Part 2. The AHAR provides national estimates of homelessness in the United States. As with previous annual reports, this is the second part in a two-part series. The Part 1 report was published in November 2015 and is based on one-night national, state, and local estimates of sheltered and unsheltered homelessness. This report enhances our understanding of homelessness by including one-year national estimates of in shelter and in-depth information about their characteristics and their use of the homeless services system. Reflecting an increasing national commitment to end homelessness among youth, we include more information this year on parenting youth and on youth aged 18 to 24 who use shelter programs. In partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, we also provide supplemental information on veterans served through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (or HUDVASH) program.

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