Long-Term Homeless Exits and Entries

Desired Result:  Above Target

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Analysis of Performance

Note: This metric is reported one quarter in arrears since the data takes 8 weeks to be reported by a third party agency; current performance is based on the prior quarter's results.  The structure of this metric does not lend itself to display a target line.  The target for any quarter is that the # of Exits is greater than the # of Entries, which is visible on the chart.

  • This metric will be updated starting in 2021. 
  • All data is being migrated into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). 
  • The migration to the new HMIS will be finalized by the end of 2020 and will provide more robust data than the previous dashboard.

Metric Definition
In partnership with Homeward 2020 and their data dashboard, this metric allows us to compare the number of people entering homelessness (actual result) versus the number of people exiting homelessness (target result) each quarter. Our goal is to make homelessness rare, short-lived and non-recurring. Homeward2020 Housing First Initiative Dashboard: http://www.homeward2020.org/data-dashboard/
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 the Housing First Initiative specifically.

Benchmark Information
No applicable benchmarks—data and dashboard specific to Fort Collins, although we may set our own benchmarks in the future.