System Performance Measure 5

First-time Homelessness

Summary

CoC – NC-507 had 3354 unduplicated entries for all projects in the 2020 fiscal year (10/1/2019 to 9/30/2020) this is a -805 difference or -19.4% decrease from the 2019 fiscal year.

A decrease for the 2020 fiscal year was expected due to COVID-19’s impact on projects capacity.

Return to Homelessness

  • 1186 of the 3354 entries were of persons who were entered into an Emergency Shelter (ES), Transitional Housing (TH), or Permanent Housing (PH) project in the 24 months prior to their 2020 FY entry.  This is a return to homelessness rate of 36%.
  • The 1186 return to homelessness entries was down 181 persons or -13.2% from the 2019 fiscal year.

First Time Experiencing Homelessness

  • 2168 of the 3345 entries are considered first time homeless due to persons not having an entry into an ES, TH, PH project the 24 months prior. This is a first-time homelessness rate of 66% for the 2020 fiscal year.
  • The 2168 first time homeless entries were down 324 persons or -22.3% from the 2019 fiscal year.

Metric 5.1

Change in number of persons entering ES, SH, TH, with no prior enrollments in HMIS

Metric 5.2

Change in number of persons entering ES, SH, TH, and PH projects with no prior enrollments in HMIS