Housing and Basic Needs
Allegheny County Discounted Fares Pilot Program
Overview: This pilot will examine how lowering the cost of public transportation affects individuals’ travel patterns, employment and earnings, healthcare utilization, and other socioeconomic outcomes. We will provide discounted public […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Data-Driven Efforts to Improve Housing Coordination for People Experiencing Homelessness
Allegheny County established a coordinated entry system to prioritize the most vulnerable homeless clients to get them into housing as quickly as possible.
Veterans in Allegheny County’s Homeless Services System
The number of Veterans entering homeless assistance programs in Allegheny County consistently declined from 2014 through 2018. This report looks at details on demographics, housing program types and involvement with other County services.
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Interactive Dashboard
Data available from 2021 to 2022.
Community Need Index
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.
Performance of Programs in the Allegheny County Homeless System: Interactive Dashboard
This dashboard displays information about the performance of homeless system providers in Allegheny County. Dashboard users can select a system-level view or explore particular program types to see how providers are meeting performance benchmarks.
Community Feedback from Allegheny County Residents During COVID-19
Input from community members is vital to the work that DHS does. Two reports describe feedback collected about residents’ needs and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Improving Prioritization of Housing Services: Implementation of the Allegheny Housing Assessment
Allegheny County, like many communities across the country, does not have sufficient long-term supportive housing to serve every person or family meeting the criteria for homelessness. Although the County’s Continuum […]