Note: This FAQ relates to HMIS, HDX
Date Published: November 2017
The AHAR uses aggregate Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data from communities across the country, as well as information from Continuum of Care (CoC) program applications, to produce a national report on homelessness to the U.S. Congress. The AHAR is designed to:
The AHAR is based on an unduplicated count of people within each community, and focuses on people who use emergency shelters, transitional housing and/or permanent supportive housing. The HMIS data portion of the AHAR does not account for: (a) people experiencing homelessness who only use a supportive service program; (b) people in shelters that target victims of domestic violence, or; (c) people who are service resistant and do not access any type of homeless residential program during the study period.