Point in Time Estimates of Homelessness in the US by State

data.michigan.gov | Last Updated 9 Aug 2019

2007 - 2018. Annual Point in Time (PIT) Estimates of Homelessness by State. Data compiled from Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) findings conducted by HUD. From HUD: "The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is a HUD report to the U.S. Congress that provides nationwide estimates of homelessness, including information about the demographic characteristics of homeless persons, service use patterns, and the capacity to house homeless persons. The report is based on Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data about persons who experience homelessness during a 12-month period, point-in-time counts of people experiencing homelessness on one day in January, and data about the inventory of shelter and housing available in a community." NOTE: To understand measure acronyms and collection methods, please refer to the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress: https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/2018-AHAR-Part-1.pdf

Tags: homelessness, hud, housing

This dataset has the following 4 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
yearyearcalendar_dateYear of Point in Time estimate collection
statestatetextUS State
count_typecount_typetextType of count measure. For an explanation of count measures, please refer to the 2018 AHAR provided by HUD (link in description).
countcountnumberThe number of individuals counted during the Point in Time count.