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2020 AHAR: Part 2 - Annual Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S.

Date Published: 
August, 2022


The 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR): Part 2 presents the most recent national estimates of homelessness, focusing on people who experience homelessness as individuals, as family members, and as members of specific subpopulations. For each of these populations, the estimates describe how homelessness has changed over time and provide a demographic profile of homelessness in America. Due to capacity constraints on communities from their COVID-19 response HUD combined the 2019 and 2020 data submission process. HUD made some minor updates to the methodology in this report, resulting in 2019 being a new baseline for comparing AHAR changes over time. The AHAR is delivered each year to the U.S. Congress, and its contents are used to inform Federal, State, and local policies to prevent and end homelessness. Information pertaining to homeless veterans is incorporated into this report.

This report is the second part of a two-part series. The first part for 2019 is the 2019 AHAR: Part 1 - PIT Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S. and the first part for 2020 is the 2020 AHAR: Part 1 - PIT Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S.

Keywords: 2020 PIT; 2020 HIC; 2020 Point-in-Time count; Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress

To view all AHARs since 2007, visit the AHAR page.

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