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RESEARCH AND REPORTS

Understanding the Success of Chicago's Ending Veteran Homelessness Initiative
Since 2015, the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in Chicago has decreased by 28 percent. Learn how the homeless services community worked together to achieve this milestone through this report based on 22 stakeholder interviews.

System Performance Measures Memo: 2016
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development evaluates the success of local Continuums of Care (CoCs) through a set of standards called System Performance Measures. This memo outlines the Chicago CoC's performance in each measure in 2016.

HUD CoC Competition Evaluation Process Report: 2017
Every year, Continuums of Care (CoC) create an Evaluation Instrument, a tool used to score project and agency performance in meeting system priorities. This report highlights the Chicago CoC's process for administering the Evaluation Instrument and provides an overview of project and agency performance across the CoC. See the 2016 report here and the 2015 report here.

Annual Homeless Assessment Report Summary: 2016
The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) provides a snapshot of the number of people experiencing homelessness in shelter during a 12-month period. Based primarily on data from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), the AHAR gets submitted to Congress to provide information on the demographics, services used, and the number of people experiencing homelessness.