Consistent with HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) Data Strategy & Usability, HUD continues to look for ways to empower you to use data to tell the story of your Continuum of Care's (CoC’s) efforts to end homelessness. HUD recently published a new report – CoC Performance Profile – that brings together data CoCs report to HUD from a variety of sources into a single profile.
These CoC Performance Profile Reports provide a snapshot of a CoC’s performance in addressing homelessness using performance indicators such as the length of time persons have been homeless, returns to homelessness over time, and exits to permanent housing.
The CoC Performance Profile Reports:
- Compile data from the Point-in-Time (PIT) count, Housing Inventory Count (HIC), system performance measures, and CoC Program Competition
- Provide graphic representations of data
- Summarize data by years in tables
Each report includes funding information from HUD’s CoC Program, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, and Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP).
This report is an additional tool to help you evaluate your own work and communicate your efforts to others.
Last December, HUD added another Stella resource, Understanding System Performance by Household Types Using Stella P, that explores system performance while teaching users how to navigate Stella P to compare and understand inter-related data for making decisions. Using Adult and Child households, the presentation demonstrates how to build a picture of system performance using Stella P while exploring Stella P's functionality.
HUD-VASH Data Sharing
In addition to providing you more resources to evaluate and share your great work, HUD continues to look for solutions to improve your data collection efforts. HUD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) jointly identified, and continue to make progress towards implementing a solution for, VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) to provide client-level HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) data from HOMES (VA’s data collection and reporting system) to local CoCs for importing into the local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Read the HUD-VASH Data from HOMES Made Available to VAMCs announcement released in December.
HUD remains committed to partnering with you to understand your progress toward ending homelessness and sharing your successes with others. We thank you for your unceasing efforts.
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