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CoC Analysis Tool: Race and Ethnicity

Date Published: March 2020



Each community has unique circumstances impacting homeless populations. The CoC Analysis Tool draws on Point-In-Time (PIT) Count and American Community Survey data to facilitate analysis of racial disparities among people experiencing homelessness. Such an analysis is a critical first step in identifying and changing racial and ethnic bias in our systems and services.

The number of people experiencing homelessness represented in this tool is drawn from the 2019 PIT Count data reported in the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to the U.S. Congress. PIT Counts are unduplicated 1-night estimates of sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations conducted by CoCs nationwide during the last week of January each year.

Select the link below to download the tool. To use the tool, select a CoC from the dropdown at the top of the Dashboard tab. The charts and tables will automatically populate with local and state data. Instruction and further details are provided in the accompanying PDF document and in the “How to Use this Tool” and “Methodology” tabs.

The contents of these documents, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

Note: Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance with the file or questions regarding how to use it, submit a question to the CoC Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. Select “CoC: Continuum of Care” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

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