Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
With bitterly cold temperatures in the region reaching into the low single digits, Abt researchers fanned out across Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland on Jan. 29 and 30 to take part in the annual Point-in-Time estimates of homelessness. Volunteers around the nation conduct counts of homeless people in late January to provide a snapshot of homelessness in America.
The counts provide an estimate of sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations, as well and those within particular sub-populations, such as chronically homeless people and veterans. Abt Associates uses the data to produce a two-part Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) for Congress on behalf of HUD. The AHARs have been conducted annually for HUD by Abt Associates researchers since 2007, in partnership with Dr. Dennis Culhane at the University of Pennsylvania.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.