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2017 Homelessness Summary Brief

Date: Jul 10, 2018
Author(s): Homeless Alliance of Western New York
Topic(s): Housing / Neighborhoods: Homelessness
Type: Fact Sheet

The Homeless Alliance of WNY publishes reports of homelessness in the five-county region that we serve. The information is from HMIS, departments of social services, and providers. HMIS serves as the primary data source and nearly all agencies in the five-county area who are not on HMIS provide aggregate counts. Increased coverage of HMIS has led to an improved understanding of homelessness in Western New York. 

If you have any questions about the annual report, please contact Christine Slocum, slocum@wnyhomeless.org

The Homeless Alliance of Western New York is the lead agency for both the Continuum of Care (CoC) and the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans Counties. While they do not offer direct services their work fosters collaboration in the community to implement best-practice models ensuring everyone has a home. They are the data nerds of the WNY homelessness alleviation community, offering technical assistance and a bird's eye view. Please contact them if you are seeking information about homelessness in the five-county area. If you are homeless and seeking help, please click this link.