2022 AHAR: Part 1 - PIT Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S.

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

On December 19, 2022, HUD released its 2022 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Part 1 to Congress. The AHAR provides nationwide estimates of homelessness, including demographic characteristics, service use patterns, and the capacity to house people experiencing homelessness. The report is based on Homeless Management Information Systems data about persons who experience homelessness during a 12-month period, point-in-time counts of people experiencing homelessness on one day in January, and data about the inventory of shelter and housing available in a community.

The 2022 AHAR Part 1 outlines the key findings of the Point-In-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) conducted in January 2022. A total of 582,462 people experienced homelessness on a single night in January 2022. The report determined that from 2020 to 2022, the total number of people experiencing homelessness increased by less than one percent. The 2022 report also provides estimates of chronic homelessness as well as data about people experiencing homelessness who are veterans, children, and youth.

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

Posted December 22, 2022

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