CSH Launches Housing Data Project
CSH’s Housing Data Project (HDP) is designed to harness the power of data through a clear format with one goal in mind: to change the trajectory of the lives of each family, adult and child the numbers represent.
Over the next few weeks, CSH will release detailed data and maps demonstrating the number of vulnerable people needing a home of their own in supportive housing for each of the following categories:
- Mental Health;
- Intellectual and Developmental Disability;
- Individual Homeless and Total Need.
CSH will share these brief reports through a series of three webinars:
- Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Systems in Crisis: Public Health and Public Safety
- Thursday, October 6, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – From Institution Care to Community Integration
- Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Youth & Families: Where We Need to Be
At its core, the need for supportive housing data matters because it not only measures gaps and progress, it provides direction.
CSH is proud of supportive housing’s long history of using data effectively to prove its impact and expand its reach. CSH intends to take its new housing data snapshots, review and update them regularly, and leverage what they tell us to guide policymakers as it works to create supportive housing where it is most needed.
Many factors separate supportive housing from other interventions, but the fact that it is evidence-based is at the top of the list. And, when you rely so much on evidence, reliable data is essential to making the case.
CSH works with the mission to advance housing solutions that deliver three powerful outcomes:
- improved lives for the most vulnerable people
- maximized public resources and
- strong, healthy communities across the country.
At the end of the webinar series, CSH will post all reports, complete with interactive mapping.