Homelessness Pulse Report

HUD Releases quarterly trends of homelessness data

Pulse ReportLast week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the Homelessness Pulse Report: First Quarter, 2011. This report shares quarterly trends of homelessness data from a number of communities.  The report presents data at quarterly intervals ending with January, 2011. Data was collected from 23 CoCs representing 361 counties and 422 cities, including New York City.

The major findings show that sheltered homelessness increased in 75 percent of the Continuum of Cares (CoCs) included in the report, but that the newly sheltered homeless population decreased in 55 percent of the CoCs.

HUD uses the Homelessness Pulse Report as a way to disseminate data more frequently than the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) and to monitor progress against the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

Click here to read the full report.

Click here for an analysis of the report on the National Alliance’s blog.