This report was prepared by Kristin Cipollone with data supplied by the Homeless Alliance of WNY. HAWNY and its subsidiaries were responsible for all data collection. For the purpose of this annual report, all data has been reported based on the Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) year, which is October 1 to September 31. AHAR is HUD mandated report given to congress every year to report on the status of homelessness. Kristin Cipollone was tasked with writing up a report based upon these data; partly to provide the community with a picture of homelessness but also to demonstrate the gaps in data collection. This report then should be considered a summary of the available data but not the last word on homelessness in Buffalo and Erie County.