Data and analysis
for informed and equitable decision-making

An information hub to better understand
issues affecting Allegheny County residents.
Examples: foster care, housing, gun violence

Featured Work

Allegheny County Discounted Fares Pilot Program

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) partnered with Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) to launch a new transportation assistance program in November 2022 called the Discounted Fares Pilot. This […]

Point-in-Time Count of People Experiencing Homelessness: Annual Reports

Each year, Allegheny County participates in a national census of the number of people experiencing homelessness on a single night. The Point-in-Time count enumerates people experiencing homelessness in the County who are sheltered, unsheltered or participating in a short-term, supportive housing program.

Data Tools

Quick Count

Access data about residents’ involvement with public systems, and examine overlaps in services. Filter by time frame, location and demographics.

Human Services Community Profile

Find the number of people involved in social services within your community. Compare it to other communities, and examine trends over time.

Recent Work

Predictive Risk Models in Child Welfare

This report reviews the research evidence on algorithms in child welfare, specifically focusing on the causal impacts of the AFST and comparable predictive risk models (PRMs).

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Community Need Index

Updated with 2022 data. The Allegheny County Need Index was developed to identify areas of the County that have greater relative need. This report and related materials explore census tracts in need and recent trends.

Supports for Parents with Students Who Have an IEP

Recently, DHS announced it was eliminating some Education Specialists Position. Read a summary of that decision and click here to find some resources if you need assistance.