Category: Point in Time Counts

New Homelessness Numbers Reflect Uneven Progress, Increased Urgency

Despite Significant Decreases Among Families, Youth, and Veterans, Overall Homelessness Increases 2.7 Percent The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reveals that an estimated 567,715 people were identified homeless on […]

Two Ways of Looking at It: How We Evaluate Homelessness Numbers

The community of professionals working to end homelessness regularly rely on two types of numbers to judge progress in reaching our goal. “Counts” and “rates” figure significantly into both the Alliance’s recently released State of Homelessness 2019 and HUD’s Annual […]

Visualizing Progress: How Do We Translate Data?

One of the most important advances in the effort to end homelessness has been the shift toward evidence based, data-driven practices.  This requires analyzing large swaths of data from HMIS, HUD, and other related sources to see what efforts are actually moving the needle.    That’s an awful lot of information to […]

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