Performance Evaluation

Performance evaluation of Housing First and the agencies delivering the program in Edmonton:

December 2017 Key Points:

  • More than 6,900 people housed since 2009
  • Targets revised to reflect staffing changes for the new fiscal year (including the addition of two new teams), with increased focus on accelerating housings. With the changing resources, the scaling up has not yet reached expected levels
  • The number of housings remains stable
  • Caseload remains below target thresholds but gradually increasing
  • Nearly 60% of new clients housed in the last three months identify as Indigenous
  • Over two thirds of new clients housed in the last three months are chronically homeless
  • There are more than 30 agencies currently using VI SPDATs to screen potential clients and families into the By-Names List

November 2017 Key Points

  • More than 6,800 people housed since 2009
  • Targets revised to reflect staffing changes for the new fiscal year (including the addition of two new teams), with increased focus on accelerating housings. With the changing resources, the scaling up has not yet reached expected levels
  • The number of housings remains stable
  • Caseload remains below target thresholds
  • Nearly 60% of new clients housed in the last three months identify as Indigenous
  • Over two thirds of new clients housed in the last three months are chronically homeless
  • There are more than 30 agencies currently using VI SPDATs to screen potential clients and families into the By-Names List

October 2017 Key Points:

  • More than 6,700 people housed since 2009
  • Targets revised to reflect staffing changes for the new fiscal year (including the addition of two new teams), with increased focus on accelerating housings. With the changing resources, the scaling up has not yet reached expected levels
  • The number of housings remains stable
  • Caseload remains below target thresholds
  • Nearly 60% of new clients housed in the last three months identify as Indigenous
  • Over two thirds of new clients housed in the last three months are chronically homeless
  • There are more than 30 agencies currently using VI SPDATs to screen potential clients and families into the By-Names List

September 2017 Key Points: 

  • More than 6,600 people housed since 2009
  • Targets revised to reflect staffing changes for the new fiscal year (including the new teams), with increased focus on accelerating housings. With the changing resources, the scaling up has not yet reached expected levels
  • The number of housings remains stable
  • Caseload remains below target thresholds
  • Nearly 60% of new clients housed in the last three months identify as Indigenous
  • Over two thirds of new clients housed in the last three months are chronically homeless
  • There are more than 30 agencies currently using VI SPDATs to screen potential clients and families into the By-Names List

August 2017 Key Points:

  • More than 6,500 people housed since 2009
  • Targets revised to reflect staffing changes for the new fiscal year (including the new teams), with increased focus on accelerating housings. With the changing resources, the scaling up has not yet reached expected levels
  • The number of housings remains stable
  • Caseload remains below target thresholds
  • Nearly 60% of new clients housed in the last three months identify as Indigenous
  • Over two thirds of new clients housed in the last three months are chronically homeless
  • There are more than 30 agencies currently using VI SPDATs to screen potential clients and families into the By-Names List

July 2017 Key Points:

  • More than 6,400 people housed since 2009
  • Slight decrease in housings
  • Caseload remains below target thresholds
  • Over 60% of new clients housed in the last three months identify as Indigenous
  • Over two thirds of new clients housed in the last three months are chronically homeless

June 2017 Key Points:

  • More than 6,300 people housed since 2009.
  • Slight decrease in housings.
  • Caseload remains below target thresholds.
  • More than 60% of new clients housed in the last 3 months identify as Indigenous.
  • More than 2/3 of new clients housing in the last 3 months are chronically homless.

May 2017 Key Points:

  • More than 6,300 people housed since 2009
  • Slight decrease in housings
  • Caseloads remain below target thresholds
  • More than half of new clients are Indigenous
  • Over two thirds of clients housed in the last 3 months are chronically homeless

April 2017 Key Points: 

  • More than 6,200 people housed since 2009
  • Housings trending upwards, approaching targets
  • Caseloads still below target thresholds
  • More than half of new clients are Indigenous
  • More than two thirds of clients housing in the last 3 months are chronically homeless

March 2017 Key Points: 

  • More than 6,000 people housed since 2009
  • Housings trending upwards, approaching targets
  • Caseload still below target thresholds, but increasing
  • More than half of new clients are Indigenous
  • More than three quarters of clients housed in the last three months are chronically homeless

February 2017 Key Points:

  • Over 6,000 people housed since 2009
  • Housings trending upwards, approaching targets
  • Caseload still below target threshold but has increased this month for the first time in nearly a year. This could be due to increased housings and a noticeable drop in exits, although it is too early to comment on any changes in trends.
  • Dashboard_Feb 2017

January 2017 Key Points:

  • 5975 people housed since 2009
  • Housings remain below target for the 9th consecutive month
  • Share of those housed who are chronically homeless approaching 80%
  • Caseload still below target thresholds, but stabilizing
  • Total exits dipped significantly in January – roughly equal to housings
  • Number of clients receiving rental assistance leveled off in January, having fallen for 10 months
  • Long-term clients as share of all clients beginning to decline
  • Dashboard_January 2017

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