2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)
The 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR): Volume 1 outlines the key findings of the 2012 Point-in-Time Counts conducted in January 2012. The report shows a 7.2 percent decline in the number of veterans experiencing homelessness between 2011 and 2012 , and a 19.3 percent decline in the number of persons experiencing chronic homelessness since 2007. The report, "The 2012 Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness," shows that in January 2012, 633,782 people experienced homeless on a single night in the United States and that, while the total number of people experiencing homelessness has remained the same since January 2011, the number has decreased by 5.7 percent since 2007. Among persons in families, homelessness has increased by 1.4 percent since 2011, but has decreased by 3.7 percent since 2007.
The 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR): Volume 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. The report documents how many people are using shelter programs for homeless people, and how many people are in unsheltered locations. 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.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development