Homeless Talk Calendar

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Death and Access: Homeless Outcome Data I'd Like Reported



These questions, and others, are important evaluations of program performance of the entire system of care for homeless in Sonoma County.  While some of the answers are contained in current databases used by programs, a more comprehensive review needs to be instituted for advance planning.

  • How many die on our streets and woods?
  • How many die in our shelters?
  • How many die in our transitional housing who were previously housed in shelters?
  • How many die in permanent housing who were previously housed in transitional housing and shelters?
  • How long have those in our shelters lived on the streets?
  • How many times have our shelter residents entered and exited our shelters?  Entered and exited other shelters?
  • How long are people staying in our shelters?  
  • For those with more than one stay in our shelters, where did they live between stays?
  • Did they enroll in transitional housing?  
  • Did they obtain any governmental services or benefits as a result of their stay at the shelter?
  • What services do those who stay at our shelters find most valuable to obtaining more permanent housing?
  • How long have those in our transitional housing lived in shelters or the streets?
  • How many times have our transitional housing residents entered and exited our transitional housing or shelters?  Entered and exited other transitional housing?
  • How long are people staying in our transitional housing? 
  • For those with more than one stay in our transitional housing, where did they live between stays?
  • Did they obtain permanent housing? 
  • Did they obtain any governmental services or benefits as a result of their stay at our transitional housing?
  • What services do those who stay at our transitional housing find most valuable to obtaining more permanent housing?
  • How long have those in our permanent housing lived in permanent housing, transitional housing, shelters or the streets?
  • How many times have our permanent housing residents entered and exited our permanent housing, transitional housing or shelters?  Entered and exited other permanent housing or transitional housing?
  • How long are people staying in our permanent or transitional housing? 
  • For those with more than one stay in our permanent housing, where did they live between stays?
  • Did they obtain other permanent housing? 
  • Did they obtain any governmental services or benefits as a result of their stay at our permanent housing?
  • What services do those who stay at our permanent housing find most valuable?

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