Homelessness Data, Chronic Homelessness, and # Chronic Homeless Housed

Desired Result:   Below Target

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Analysis of Performance

  • The NoCO Continuum of Care now reports all data to the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), so these numbers reflect more robust and complete data than was available previously.
  • Data sourced from the HMIS lead agency, Homeward Alliance.
  • Total number of clients enrolled in the HMIS across Fort Collins was 1,730 in Q1.
  • The total number of people experiencing chronic homelessness (6 months or more) was 622 in Q1.
  • 75 people experiencing chronic homelessness were exited into permanent housing in Q1.
    • Of the 75 housed, 13 secured non-rapid rehousing permanent housing, 18 rented a home without ongoing subsidies, 14 rented a home with ongoing rental subsidies, and 19 rented a home via the VASH [Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing] subsidy program.
    • The remainder secured housing via public housing units, Housing Catalyst vouchers, or by moving in permanently with family or friends.
  • Data will be evaluated based on comparison to prior quarter. Status color will update in Q2.

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.