This report describes Allegheny County families who experienced a housing crisis from 2009 through 2013, with a particular focus on the 2009 entry cohort.
In 2014, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) conducted a review of its homelessness services system as a first step in planning for and promoting effective strategies for reducing homelessness. The review included a variety of components, including a qualitative review of the experience of homelessness from the client perspective and an analysis of Allegheny County’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count of individuals and families. Data were analyzed to identify client demographic characteristics as well as service entry and exit trends. This report provides information about the population of families experiencing a housing crisis in Allegheny County from 2009 through 2013, with a particular focus on the 2009 entry cohort. Information about individuals accessing the homelessness system is provided in a companion report.
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