Housing and Basic Needs

Analysis and research about housing and homelessness in our region, including shelter usage, annual counts of the homeless population, rental assistance programs, eviction and housing displacement.
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Families using emergency shelters in Allegheny County

This data brief focuses on families using emergency shelter in Allegheny County from April 2022-March 2023

People using adult-only emergency shelters in Allegheny County

A data brief on people using adult-only emergency shelters in Allegheny County from April 2022-March 2023

DHS Annual Plans and Budgets

In its responsibility for administering publicly-funded human services, Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) plans for the allocation of more than $1B in areas that span behavioral health, children […]

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Improving Prioritization of Housing Services: Implementation of the Allegheny Housing Assessment (AHA) and the Mental Health Allegheny Housing Assessment (MH-AHA)

Making good, informed decisions about how to allocate limited resources is an ever-evolving process. The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) strives to make the most equitable decisions when […]

Trends in people experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness: Interactive Dashboard

This dashboard shows trends in the number of people experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness from 2021 to the present. What is this dashboard about? This dashboard displays: 1) the number […]

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

Each year, Allegheny County participates in a federally required national effort to count the number of people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. Allegheny County also performs a […]

Who are the people experiencing unsheltered homelessness?

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services’ (DHS) street outreach team works with people who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness, offering them immediate in-person support and help with basic needs, while […]

Landlord/Tenant Cases: Interactive Dashboard

What is this dashboard about? These interactive dashboards contain information about Landlord/Tenant cases filed in Allegheny County in magisterial district courts from 2012 to the present. Users can see information […]

Allegheny County Discounted Fares Pilot Program

Allegheny County’s Discounted Fares Pilot pilot is a 12-month program that is providing Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) fare discounts for working-age Allegheny County recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) […]

Eviction Cases in Allegheny County

Allegheny County wanted to learn more about evictions in the region. A data report details numbers of cases filed, who is winning the cases, and how evictions affect low-income tenants.

Frequent Utilizers of Services in Allegheny County

What are these reports about? Nationally and locally, policymakers and practitioners are interested in the people who frequently use publicly funded services, particularly crisis services. Most people who use crisis […]

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COVID-19 and Employment of Human Services Clients

Analysis of employment and earnings of people who rely on the public services of Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services.

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.

Impacts of Housing Displacement on the Residents of Bethesda-Homewood Properties

In October 2017, more than 200 residents of predominantly Black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh’s East End were told that their rental subsidy would end within a month. This report looks at the impact of forced displacement and what types of social supports can help.