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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.

Latinx Needs Assessment

The Latinx population in Allegheny County grew 80% between 2010 and 2020. This most recent community assessment report found several clear themes and opportunities for better serving the Latinx community.

Needs Assessment of Economic Security

In this 2021 report, less than half of survey respondents were satisfied with their ability to meet their family’s everyday basic needs.

Single Mothers Living in Poverty

Approximately 40 percent of the families headed by single mothers in Allegheny County are living below the poverty line, while only four percent of two-parent families are living in poverty. […]

Allegheny County YOUth Count 2015

This data brief summarizes the results of the YOUth Count survey, Allegheny County’s first point-in-time count focused specifically on the number and needs of homeless and/or unstably-housed youth ages 18 […]

Behavioral Health Services in The Allegheny County Jail

The high percentage of inmates with mental health and/or substance use issues presents significant challenges to the correctional system. Untreated behavioral health issues contribute to higher rates of recidivism as […]

Immigrants and Refugees in Allegheny County: Scan and Needs Assessment

This assessment provides information on local immigrant and refugee populations in order to identify current and emerging service needs, gaps and barriers. It includes a set of recommendations for improving […]

Managing with Less: Implementation of the Allegheny County Human Services Block Grant

Fiscal Year 2012/2013 saw the implementation of the Human Services Block Grant in Allegheny County, which combined a 10 percent decrease in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare […]

Homewood: A Community Profile

This profile of the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood (and subsequent Addendum) was compiled by DHS to assess demographic changes and examine quality of life issues-poverty, education, health care-in Homewood and […]

Serving Consumers with Limited English Proficiency

DHS surveyed providers and DHS staff on behalf of the Immigrants and Internationals Advisory Council to identify the need for limited English proficiency services in the community and assess DHS’s […]