System Performance Measure 2

Return to Homelessness from a Permanent Housing Destination

Summary

COC – NC-507 had 322 persons return to homelessness after 2 years out of all clients who had exited to a permanent housing destination, this is a return to homelessness rate of 24%.

 

Areas of Concern:

  • Emergency SheltersEmergency Shelters accounted for 693 persons or 51% of the total exits to permanent housing. 248 individuals or 36% of those who have exited to permanent housing from Emergency Shelter projects have returned to homelessness within 2 years.

    This comprises 77% of the total returns to homelessness.

  • Returns in less than 6 months from exit54% of those who returned to homelessness did so in less than 6 months from a permanent housing destination. Most of the returns (86%) were from persons who exited from an Emergency Shelter.

    For comparison, 25% of persons who returned to homelessness did so in 6-12 months and 21% returned to homelessness in 13-24 months.

What is Working:

  • Permanent Housing (PH) ProjectsPermanent Housing projects like Rapid Re-housing (RRH) and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) have shown to have the greatest success of breaking the cycle of homelessness. Permanent Housing (PH) project account for 508 persons or 38% of the total exits to a permanent housing destination and have a 2-year return to homelessness rate of only 10% which is the lowest return to homelessness rate in the COC.

Measure 2 - Fiscal Year 2020

 

Measure 2 - Fiscal Year 2020 Project Performance