The Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
(February 2007, 98 pages)
The Annual Homeless Assessment Report marks the first time since 1984 that HUD has reported the number of homeless people in the United States. The Department used electronic person-based Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data and locally implemented homeless counts to arrive at the number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people and the characteristics of homeless people living in shelters. The report offers a baseline for future reports that will explore patterns of homelessness over time.