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Chicago's Dashboard to End Homelessness

Chicago's Dashboard to End Homelessness

Dashboard Narrative for the Week of Nov. 1, 2017:

In October, 1,118 individuals and households left Chicago’s Continuum of Care (CoC). Of this group, 189 have exited homelessness and moved to permanent housing. These individuals were housed in a range of project types, including Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Re-housing, Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Youth Transitional Housing, and  Permanent Housing with Short-term Supports. These projects housed 54 Veterans, 39 individuals experiencing chronic homelessness, 35 families, and 8 youth.  

The 189 individuals and households who moved to permanent housing experienced homelessness for an average of 206 days. On average, Veterans moved from homelessness to housing in 200 days, those experiencing chronic homelessness remained homeless for 311 days, families were housed in 276 days, and youth were housed in 146 days. Many of these individuals and households became homelessness before the Coordinated Entry System (CES) was implemented. We expect that the amount of time it takes to connect someone to permanent housing will decrease as we work to quickly assess individuals through the CES. We will need to review the period of time it takes to house individuals, along with the number of available housing resources, to completely assess our progress in reducing an individual’s length of homelessness.

Have questions about the Dashboard? Contact Kimberly Schmitt. See previous weekly Dashboard narratives here.