Place chronically homeless individuals in PSH through the countywide prioritization system at the rate needed to meet community goals.
AlignmentSPA-level and countywide placement goals are defined and existing prioritization systems are aligned. FUNCTIONALITYMost placements are made through an established prioritization system with minimal time lag. SUSTAINABILITYA centralized, HMIS-based data infrastructure is functional and consistently used to prioritize, match, and report.
STATUS THROUGH 2017
The CES Policy Work Group and the CES Policy Council created and adopted a set of core policies to guide CES implementation countywide.LAHSA hosted two Homeless System Planning meetings to advance alignment of the system.Suitable Progress DHS’s Housing for Health program announced it would only receive referrals through CES.Community stakeholders deconstructed and mapped the lease-up process for project-based PSH.Enterprise Community Partners launched a Vacancy-to-Move-In Pilot with five PSH providers.PATH launched LeaseUp.Suitable Progress County departments began to enter data into HMIS.HACLA and LACDA entered into an MOU with LAHSA to send data on housing placements to be integrated into HMIS.Community dashboards reporting metrics and progress were launched.Rapid Progress
LAHSA and community stakeholders should analyze community data dashboards and reports by SPA, such as the new HMIS-based Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) report, CES administrative data, and placement figures relative to goals, to analyze whether CES prioritization and matching policies will be implemented consistently or if policies need to be revised to ensure the system is responsive to needs. Community stakeholders should continue to study placement and lease-up times for all tenant-based and project-based subsidies. Although funders and program administrators have procedures to follow, opportunities for improvements could be discovered by exploring each entity's processes and timelines. Going forward, LAHSA and DHS may need to consider integrating HMIS and CHAMP systems so dual entry is not required, or implementing regular data reconciliation to make sure clients are properly accounted for in HMIS.The Measure H Impact Dashboard represents significant progress in tracking metrics and providing transparency to the public. Going forward, public agencies and funders will need to work together to discuss which metrics are most important to track, defining how those points are measured for community stakeholders, elected officials, and voters, and analyze how those metrics will affect the goals set by the County’s Homeless Initiative and Measure H.