Criteria, Benchmarks and Collecting Data
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs, has released new guidelines defining the criteria and benchmarks communities must meet to end Veterans Homelessness.
The first guide, Achieving the Goal of Ending Veterans Homelessness: Criteria and Benchmarks, outlines five specific criteria and four benchmarks for ending Veterans homelessness.
It stresses the importance of identifying all Veterans experiencing homelessness, communities’ capacity to promptly provide services and permanent housing to those experiencing homelessness, and strategies to assist Veterans experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in the future.
The second brief, Achieving the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness: Specification, provides a detailed description of the type of data communities need to collect for each benchmark as well as the target population/program, data source, unit of measurement, and a sample benchmark calculation.
Click here to read the Criteria and Benchmarks brief.
Click here to read the Specifications for Benchmarks Brief.