Homelessness Data, Chronic Homelessness, and # Chronic Homeless Housed

Desired Result:   Below Target

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Analysis of Performance
  • This is a quarterly metric.
  • The Northern Colorado Continuum of Care (NoCO CoC) reports all data to the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), so these numbers reflect more robust and complete data than was previously available (i.e. increases in numbers are expected as additional providers enter their client data in HMIS).
  • Please note: This data has recently been more accurately filtered to reflect ONLY Fort Collins, whereas other locations may have been picked up in previous reporting cycles. Larger fluctuations in numbers are due to this change.
  • Data is sourced from the HMIS lead agency, Homeward Alliance.
  • Total number of clients enrolled in HMIS across Fort Collins was 2,484 in Q4 of 2023.
  • The total number of people experiencing chronic homelessness (6 months or more) was 530 during this reporting period.
  • 43 people experiencing chronic homelessness were exited into permanent housing.
  • Data is evaluated based on comparison to prior quarter.
  • Dashboard with additional information and more detailed data can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/2p8wmrz9

Metric Definition
In partnership with Homeward Alliance, data for this metric comes from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which is utilized by agencies across the Northern Colorado Continuum of Care. https://www.nocococ.org/
Why Is This Important?
This is important because the data helps us understand who is experiencing homelessness and to deliver efficient services from our response system. It helps us understand unique categories of people in the system, know who is eligible for existing resources, and find opportunities for targeted services to fill gaps.
City Organization Impact on Performance
Medium – The City Organization has a medium impact on the performance of this metric due to the amount of resources committed to homelessness initiatives in general, and funding of the Homelessness Lead Specialist position specifically.
Benchmark Information
No applicable benchmarks—data and dashboard specific to Fort Collins, although we may set our own benchmarks in the future.