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Part 2 of the 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Published

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

In November 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Part 2 of the 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress. Part 2 of the 2014 AHAR includes one-year Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data estimates of sheltered homelessness and summarizes demographic characteristics of the people who utilize the homeless shelter system. It also discusses data on domestic violence victims in the homeless shelter system and includes data from the American Housing Survey and the U.S. Department of Education to provide a comprehensive portrayal of housing instability in the U.S.

The report summarizes data from both the 2014 Point-in-Time and HMIS data, and notes the overall number of people experiencing homelessness in the U.S. has declined. Additional findings include:

  • In January 2014, 578,424 people were homeless on a given night, an 11.2% drop since January 2007, and out of which 62.6% were individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Since 2009, homelessness among veterans decreased by 32.6%.
  • 70% of people experiencing homelessness were living in emergency shelters.
  • 4.4 % increase in homelessness among families with children between 2013 and 2014.
  • 80% of people in sheltered families with children were women.
  • California, New York, Florida, Texas, and Massachusetts accounted for half of homeless people in families with children.

Click here to read the report.



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