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Confirming Your 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Data Submission

January 05, 2016 Print ShareThis

Thank you for making the 2015 AHAR reporting cycle another success. Your data contributes to the nation’s understanding of homelessness in America and informs federal policy to prevent and end it. To complete the data submission process, the Continuum of Care (CoC) Primary (assigned in the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) admin tab) for each community must click the “Confirm” button in the HDX. The button must be clicked for both All Persons and Veterans data no later than Friday, January 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM PST. After this date, reporting categories with completed data will be confirmed automatically. By clicking the “Confirm” button, CoCs verify the accuracy of the data used in the AHAR. Please review your data submission and contact your AHAR Liaison if you have questions regarding the data you submitted.

To help facilitate this final confirmation of your data submission, you can follow the bulleted instructions below to access your community’s Data Summary Report. The Data Summary Report provides an overview of your AHAR submission.

  • Please log into the HDX and click on the Reports tab (in the blue menu at the top of your screen).
  • Please click on AHAR Reports in the grey menu bar. The Data Summary Report is available separately for the All Persons data and the Veterans data.
  • Using the AHAR Number and AHAR Site drop down menus at the top of your screen, select which report you would like to run.
  • Finally, please click on either the Data Summary Report, excel or PDF option under the Canned Reports (on the right side of your screen). The HDX will generate the Data Summary Report and the system allows you to save a copy to your computer.

Questions about the AHAR can be submitted to your AHAR Liaison or to the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. To submit a question to the HDX AAQ portal, select "HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange (including PIT, HIC, and AHAR)" from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

Again, thank you for your efforts and contributions to this important effort. If you have questions regarding the data confirmation process, please contact the Project Director, Claudia Solari (301-968-4431 or or the Data Collection Managers Sean Morris (, Korrin Bishop (, and Galen Savidge (

Many thanks,
The AHAR Team

Tags: CoC HDX Homelessness Assistance Programs