AHAR Reports, Guides, Tools, and Webinars

The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is a HUD report to the U.S. Congress that provides nationwide estimates of homelessness, including information about the demographic characteristics of homeless persons, service use patterns, and the capacity to house homeless persons. The report is based primarily on Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data about persons who experience homelessness during a 12-month period. 

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Reports

2013 AHAR: Part 1 - PIT Estimates of Homelessness

This report outlines the key findings of the 2013 Point-In-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory (HIC) counts conducted in January 2013.

Date Published: November 2013

2012 AHAR: Volume 2 - Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S.

The 2012 AHAR: Volume 2 presents the most recent national estimates of homelessness, focusing on people who experience homelessness as individuals, as family members, and as members of specific subpopulations.

Date Published: September 2013

2012 PIT Estimates of Homelessness: Volume I of the 2012 AHAR

This report outlines the key findings of the 2012 PIT counts conducted in January 2012. Specifically, this report provides 2012 PIT estimates and national PIT estimates of homelessness, as well as national estimates of homelessness by state, estimates of chronic homelessness, and estimates of homeless veterans. 

Date Published: December 2012

2011 AHAR and Supplemental Reports

Information pertaining to homeless veterans is incorporated into this report.  In addition, the 2011 Supplemental Report outlines the key findings of the 2011 PIT counts conducted in January 2011.

Date Published: December 2012

2010 AHAR to Congress

The 2010 AHAR provides the results of local counts of people homeless on a single night in January 2010, as well as estimates of the number, characteristics, and service patterns of all people who used residential programs for homeless people during the 2010 federal Fiscal Year.

Date Published: June 2011

Veteran Homelessness: A Supplemental Report to the 2010 AHAR to Congress

This annual supplemental report is intended to provide policymakers, practitioners, and the general public with information about the extent and nature of veteran homelessness.

Date Published: October 2011

2009 AHAR to Congress

This report is intended for policymakers, planners, and service providers who seek current homelessness data to help them respond to the needs of the nation's homeless population in 2009.

Date Published: June 2010

Veteran Homelessness: A Supplemental Report to the 2009 AHAR to Congress

This annual supplemental report is intended to provide policymakers, practitioners, and the general public with information about the extent and nature of veteran homelessness.

Date Published: December 2010

2008 AHAR to Congress

This report includes an introduction to the AHAR, as well as information on the national estimates of all homeless people, shelter and unsheltered.

Date Published: July 2009

2007 AHAR to Congress

The data provide information on the number of homeless persons within particular subpopulations as well as information on the national inventory of homeless shelter beds.

Date Published: July 2008

The Second AHAR to Congress

The AHAR report contains key findings about sheltered homeless persons, a profile of sheltered homeless persons during a six-month period, and a discussion of the nation's capacity for housing homeless persons.

Date Published: March 2008

The First Annual AHAR to Congress

This report includes an introduction to the AHAR, as well as information on the sources of data on homeless persons.

Date Published: February 2007

First Quarter 2011 Homelessness Pulse Report

This report is intended to help HUD, policymakers, and other interested parties, gain a better understanding of the impact of the current economic crisis on homelessness, as it reports quarterly compared to the AHAR which is done annually.

Date Published: August 2011

First Quarter 2010 Homelessness Pulse Report

This fifth quarterly report compares data from the end of March 2010 with information from four previous quarters in 2009. This report also updates a set of indicators of local economic and social conditions providing context for the trends in homelessness within each community. 

Date Published: October 2010

Fourth Quarter 2009 Homelessness Pulse Project Report

The fourth quarterly report compares homelessness data from the end of December 2009 with information from previous quarters in 2009.

Date Published: May 2010

Third Quarter 2009 Homelessness Pulse Project Report

This report examines the quarterly PIT counts collected by CoCs at the end of September 2009 and compares them to the June and March counts.

Date Published: January 2010

Second Quarter 2009 Homelessness Pulse Project Report

This report provides updates to the March 2009 PIT counts reported previously; examines the quarterly PIT counts collected by the CoCs at the end of June 2009 and compares them to the March 2009 counts.

Date Published: September 2009

First Quarter 2009 Homelessness Pulse Project Report

This report is intended to help HUD, policymakers, and other interested parties, gain a better understanding of the impact of the current economic crisis on homelessness, as it reports quarterly compared to the AHAR which is done annually.

Date Published: July 2009

Guide and Training Manuals

Introductory Guide to the AHAR

The guide describes the AHAR data reporting requirements and reviews the data submission process via the HUD Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX).

Date Published: October 2013

2013 AHAR FAQs

This document provides answers to many frequently asked questions about the 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR).

Date Published: October 2013

Webinars and Virtual Trainings

2012 AHAR: An Introduction to the Data Collection Process Webinar

This webinar introduces communities to the AHAR data collection process, including key terms and dates, and a brief overview of the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX).

Date Published: October 2012

2012 AHAR Part 2: Steps to a Successful Data Submission Webinar

This webinar takes an in-depth look at the most frequent data quality challenges communities face when submitting data to the AHAR, as well as discuss possible solutions to these challenges

Date Published: October 2012

AHAR Part 1: An Introduction to the Data Collection Process Webinar

This webinar includes an overview of data collected for AHAR, how to submit data via the HDX, and key terms and dates for the AHAR process.

Date Published: October 2011

AHAR Part 2: Steps to a Successful Data Submission Webinar

This webinar provides HUD guidance for the 2011 AHAR; tips for reviewing and proofing your data; and how to work with your AHAR Data Collector.

Date Published: October 2011

AHAR Webinar for Experienced Communities

This webinar reviews changes to the 2010 AHAR Reporting Categories, discuss changes to the 2010 AHAR and briefly discusses how data is submitted via the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) website.

Date Published: October 2010