Dig into data
Our Research & Evaluation Team built this Homelessness Response System dashboard to provide researchers, policymakers, and community members direct access to regularly-updated in-depth homelessness data covering housing programs, the unhoused population, and the overall flow of people into and out of homelessness in our community.
The dashboard tracks data broken down by race, ethnicity, housing program type, organization, age, household type, veteran status, and several other variables. Watch the tutorial video to the right to learn how to use the dashboard to dig into the data you need.
About the Dashboard
The Austin / Travis County Continuum of Care Dashboard allows users to explore Homelessness Response System data. Users can interact with various tabs on the dashboard to gain a deeper understanding of trends in the Austin/Travis County Homelessness Response System. Data come from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), a database that service providers use to collect data on the services they provide people experiencing homelessness, and from capacity updates that housing programs report to ECHO on a quarterly basis.
The Austin/Travis County community has set a goal of housing 3,000 additional people in permanent housing (PH) units—either Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) or Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)—by December 2024. This effort is known as Finding Home ATX. Progress toward this goal is tracked in this dashboard, starting at April 2021. This public facing dashboard helps our system not only to track progress, but also to understand pain points, set continuous improvement goals, and secure additional resources for the Homelessness Response System.
The Austin/Travis County Continuum of Care Dashboard contains data on key performance measures and system flow through the pathways clients take from homelessness to housing. Metrics included in the Dashboard include length of enrollment, length of homelessness prior to Coordinated Assessment (CA), time between CA, program referral, and enrollment, and move-in, as well as system capacity, permanent housing move-ins, current homelessness estimates, annual enrollments into programs, and returns to homelessness.
Data used in this dashboard will be updated regularly, and users are encouraged to revisit the dashboard as new data are added. Permanent housing move-ins, current homelessness, and returns data will be updated monthly and system capacity data will be updated quarterly. System capacity data reflects homelessness programs’ bed counts as of October 2021. System flow data, move-ins, current homelessness estimates, annual enrollments and returns are up to date as of May 24, 2022.
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