- Research, Evaluation, and Best Practices
Date Published: August 2011Print ShareThis
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. The Q1 2011 Pulse report uses information from 23 Continuums of Care, representing 361 counties and 422 cities, that submitted data on homeless persons sheltered in their communities. This report presents the quarterly Point-in-Time (PIT) counts of sheltered homeless persons, compares the most recent quarterly PIT estimate to previous estimates to gauge whether sheltered homelessness has changed and presents the counts of persons who were not previously homeless but became “newly” sheltered at any point throughout the quarter.