Community Well-Being

Data on our communities and residents, including strengths and needs of different neighborhoods and populations.
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Allegheny County Discounted Fares Pilot Program

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) partnered with Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) to launch a new transportation assistance program in November 2022 called the Discounted Fares Pilot. This […]

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

Each year, Allegheny County participates in a national census of the number of people experiencing homelessness on a single night. The Point-in-Time count enumerates people experiencing homelessness in the County who are sheltered, unsheltered or participating in a short-term, supportive housing program.

DHS Goals and Key Initiatives: 2024

DHS can reach our goals more quickly if we devote time and attention to several big, bold initiatives that will make our systems and our organization work better for everyone we serve. This document outlines our key initiatives in 2024—which are in addition to our core work of running effective systems of care for people.

DHS 2023 Accomplishments

This report highlights the 2023 DHS accomplishments that stood out. There are many, many other achievements. We chose the ones that made the biggest difference.

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 […]

Intimate Partner Violence Reform Initiative: Report on progress

The Intimate Partner Violence Reform Initiative was created in May 2022 to coordinate policy and system-level work across agencies in Allegheny County to improve a complex and fragmented system for […]

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 […]

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.

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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.

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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.

Allegheny County Detailed COVID-19 Data: Interactive Dashboard

Explore detailed data about COVID-19 testing, cases and outcomes and to filter by race, ethnicity, gender and age.

Human Services Key Performance Indicators: Interactive Dashboard

This dashboard shows changes to key DHS and other county indicators since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic.