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2016 AHAR: Part 2 - Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S.


Date Published: December 2017


The 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR): Part 2 presents the most recent national estimates of homelessness, focusing on people who experience homelessness as individuals, as family members, and as members of specific subpopulations. For each of these populations, the estimates describe how homelessness has changed over time and provide a demographic profile of homelessness in America. The report documents how many people are experiencing sheltered homelessness, and how many people are in unsheltered locations. The AHAR is delivered each year to the U.S. Congress, and its contents are used to inform Federal, State, and local policies to prevent and end homelessness. Information pertaining to homeless veterans is incorporated into this report.

This report is the second part of a two-part series. The first part is called The 2016 AHAR: Part 1 - PIT Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S.

To view all AHARs since 2007, visit the AHAR page.

Report Documents

Full Report

2016 AHAR: Part 2 - Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S. (PDF)

Supporting Resources

2016 AHAR: Part 2 - Data Collection and Analysis Methodology (PDF)

2016 AHAR HMIS Estimates of Homelessness (XLSX)

2016 AHAR HMIS Estimates of Homeless Veterans (XLSX)

2016 AHAR HMIS Estimates of People in Permanent Supportive Housing (XLSX)

2016 AHAR HMIS Estimates of Veterans in Permanent Supportive Housing (XLSX)

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