When communities are developing sustainable solutions to address homelessness, they need the help of various research tools and reports. Some reports are required directly by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), but these reports alone are not enough to monitor community and program performance and continuously make progress.
HomelessData offers reports that both address HUD requirements and offer additional insights that can be used throughout the year. Our suite of public-facing dashboards were created with the purpose of providing a lens into your homeless systems that can be viewed both at the system and individual project levels. Like the dashboard of a car, dashboards produced using HomelessData.com provide a quick view into what is happening “under the hood” within a region. Each dashboard displays a different lens into the data and should be used with knowledge of the dashboard’s design to best understand homelessness in your community.
Dashboards along with the Performance Management Tools and Scorecards provide critical ongoing feedback for any region that seeks to become a high-performing community. By managing performance (versus simply monitoring it) the region will be better positioned to reduce the extent of homelessness, minimize the time that people experience homelessness, and keep people housed.
Regions that currently monitor performance annually can take comfort that this automated process is backed with the ongoing guidance and support of Simtech staff. By working together and leveraging these industry-proven tools we will help to maximize the impact of every dollar coming into the community and be able to make better use of the data as a tool to help us address homelessness.