Using SMS text messaging to inform, engage and communicate with residents
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) engages clients and others who interact with DHS programs in a variety of ways: regular roundtables/cabinets (e.g., Children’s Cabinet); town halls and […]
Measuring effectiveness: How and why DHS uses randomized pilots
At the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS), we work with more than 400 community organizations to keep children and older adults safe from abuse and neglect, connect them […]
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 […]
People served by street outreach teams
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 […]
Calls to the SeniorLine: Interactive Dashboard
What is this dashboard about? This dashboard displays information about the SeniorLine, a resource where individuals can receive information about services and programs for older adults in Allegheny County. SeniorLine […]
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 […]
Children of Incarcerated Parents
Allegheny County sought to update a 2008 analysis examining the demographics and needs of children who have had a parent incarcerated at the Allegheny County Jail. There are other children […]
Community Violence Reduction Initiative
This details the County’s plan, including strategies and investments, for implementation of the Community Violence Reduction Initiative. Overview: Working in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Office of […]
Allegheny County Opioid Settlement Projects
Overview: Beginning August 31, 2022, Allegheny County received its first payment related to the settlement of litigation against manufacturers, distributors, and associated consultants for the opioid industry. Together, the litigation settlement will […]
University of Pittsburgh’s Aging Services Landscape Scan
This report was created by University of Pittsburgh and describes services offered by county Area Agency’s on Aging to help inform local strategies. What is this report about? This report […]
Child Fatalities and Near-Fatalities
What are Child Fatalities and Near-Fatalities? The County is required by state law to review each death or near-death of a child and use the information to improve practice and […]
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.
Older Youth Pandemic Relief
What is this report about ? From June to October of 2021, Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) provided a cash assistance program for transition-aged youth called Older Youth […]
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.
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 […]
Homicides in Allegheny County and Pittsburgh
Homicide data from 2016 to 2021 is analyzed by location, weapons used and victim demographics among other factors in order to understand what contributes to community violence.
Safety and Justice Challenge: Reports from Allegheny County
Allegheny County was awarded a grant to reduce the Jail population by 20%. This series of annual reports describes the first 3 years of the project.
Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare: Interactive Dashboard
Data available from 2017 to 2021. Updated annually.
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.
COVID-19 Community Learning Hubs
This report provides data about community-based learning hubs that were created in response to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.