Individuals Involved in the Allegheny County Homelessness System

This report describes individuals who experienced a housing crisis in Allegheny County 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 comprehensive 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 experiencing homelessness. Data were analyzed to identify client demographic characteristics as well as service entry and exit trends. This report provides information about the population of Allegheny County adults experiencing a housing crisis from 2009 through 2013, with an in-depth focus on the 2009 entry cohort. A report about families accessing the homelessness system is also available.
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