The Department of Housing and Urban Development 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— of both sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations—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 homeless persons within particular subpopulations, such as chronically homeless people and veterans. For the first time, communities reported information on the age of people experiencing homelessness on a single night. These data were used to create estimates of homelessness among children and youth. This report also provides counts of beds in emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, safe havens, rapid re-housing programs, and permanent supportive housing programs.
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The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness is the largest national research institute devoted to homelessness in Canada. The COH is the curator of the Homeless Hub.Canadian Observatory on Homelessness