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2012 AHAR: Volume 2 - Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S.

Date Published: 
September, 2013


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. The information pertaining to homeless veterans is incorporated into this report, and HUD will no longer issue a separate supplemental AHAR on homeless veterans.

This report is the second part of a two-volume series. The first part is called The 2012 AHAR - PIT Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S Report.

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

For ease in downloading and printing, the 2012 AHAR: Volume 2 Report is available in two formats—the full report and section by section.

Report Documents
Full Report

2012 AHAR: Volume 2 - Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S. (Full Report) (PDF)

Supporting Resources

2012 AHAR: Part 2 - Data Collection and Analysis Methodology (PDF)

2012 AHAR HMIS Estimates of Homelessness (XLSX)

2012 AHAR HMIS Estimates of Homeless Veterans (XLSX)

2012 AHAR HMIS Estimates of People in Permanent Supportive Housing (XLSX)

2012 AHAR HMIS Estimates of Veterans in Permanent Supportive Housing (XLSX)

Author Organization
  • Abt Associates
Resource Approver
  • HUD Approved