The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is a HUD report to the U.S. Congress that provides nationwide estimates of homelessness, including information about the demographic characteristics of homeless persons, service use patterns, and the capacity to house homeless persons. The report is based primarily on Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data about persons who experience homelessness during a 12-month period.
The AHAR is completed every year in October and looks at data from the previous year using a reporting period of October 1st to September 30th.
211OC sends out corrections in March, June, and September in order to clean up our CoC’s data in manageable portions before the AHAR process starts in October.
Data from our Orange County AHAR report is included in the national AHAR report that is shared with Congress annually.