Durham Opening Doors provides a variety of reports to the community and its leaders about collaborative efforts to prevent and end homelessness in Durham.

Report Analyzes Durham CoC & Recommends Improvements

Focus Strategies, a company devoted to using analytics to help communities reduce and end homelessness, revised its October 2017 report in early 2018 to include modeling the impact of different strategies on the size of Durham’s homeless population. The firm had been engaged by the City of Durham, on behalf of the CoC, to conduct an analysis of Durham’s homeless system performance and make recommendations for system redesign. The report presents Focus Strategies’ findings – including an assessment of the quality of Durham’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data, an assessment of system performance, and suggested next steps to improve both data quality and homeless system effectiveness. Check it out or read this summary of the report’s recommendations.

Annual Reports

2012-2013. its Key Points, and its Appendix

 Annual Homeless Assessment Report

2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Suggests Declines In Homelessness

The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is a national report to Congress on the extent and nature of homelessness in America. For the federal fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2017, ten Durham homeless housing providers that use the community’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) provided shelter or transitional housing to 1223 different people, including 220 children in 106 families and 232 veterans.  The total number of people sheltered annually in Durham, as recorded in the HMIS, has declined 26% since 2011. 374 people were housed in permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless people in 2017, an increase of 311% since 2010. The reports below provide partial estimates of how many homeless people were served by housing providers in Durham during the AHAR year. The most recent federal Annual Homeless Assessment Report is divided into Part 1 and Part 2. If you have any questions about Durham’s AHAR, please contact us.


Accomplishments Reports

These reports were provided annually to the State of North Carolina between 2006 and 2010.