Edmonton: Community Progress Indicators
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EDMONTON: COMMUNITY PROGRESS INDICATORS
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DATE JOINED CAMPAIGNCOHORTQUALITY BY-NAME LISTCOORDINATED ACCESSCOMMUNITY CONTACT
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JULY 2015REDUCEYESIN PROGRESSSUSAN MCGEE
780-496-2630
SMCGEE@HOMEWARDTRUST.CA
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CHRONIC ACTIVE HOMELESS DASHBOARD
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NUMBER OF CHRONIC ACTIVE HOMELESS
IN MOST RECENT REPORTED MONTH
CHRONIC ACTIVE HOMELESS
BASELINE
CHRONIC ACTIVE HOMELESS THRESHOLD
FOR FUNCTIONAL ZERO
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NOTES: Chronic is defined as homeless for six months or more in the past year. Active means recent interaction with the homeless serving system. Median is based on data from January 2018 (baseline month) to October 2018 (10 months of quality data). Further information is included in the Data Dashboards Overview - https://bfzcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/BFZ-C-Data-Dashboards.pdf

Edmonton had been submitting monthly aggregate (non-identifying) data on all active homeless to the Campaign since March 2017. In September, 2017, they began submitting Chronic Active Homeless data and achieved a Quality By-Name List. Since that time, they have been continually improving their data through regular re-examination of database design, data cleaning algorithms, and definitions. The data submitted to the Campaign for 2018 has been calculated according to the most recent data practices and is considered to be an accurate portrayal of the chronic population on the By-Name List over that time period. As such, Edmonton set its chronic baseline for January 2018. By-Name List fluctuations can be the result of a number of factors including seasonality, increased inflow, data entry practices, staffing levels, and list management protocol.

From October 2018 to March 2019, Edmonton experienced a downward trend in their Actively Homeless data. This trend can be attributed to their two outflow data points: Move-Ins and Moved to Inactive. Their increase in their Moved to Inactive data began in the fall of 2018. Edmonton’s data team focused on their programs’ intake lists while the coordinated access (CA) team focused on connecting with individuals who had been out of contact for 90 days or more. This data cleanup effort improved list quality and resulted in process changes to ensure this quality is maintained. The CA team has implemented a standardized practice to administer HT’s inactivity policy while the data team has developed an email alert that notifies staff when someone has been in their intake process for 45 days. Both of these prompt more timely dismissals from the BNL.
This effort is a step in the maturation of CA and the BNL, as resources and processes needed to adapt to a higher level of inflow. The cleanup and ensuing deep dives into the data led to helpful conversations and relationship building between program and data teams. Finally, their Move-In data increased by 15% in the first quarter year on year as housing increased, specifically among their Indigenous housing teams.
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CHRONIC HOUSING MOVE-IN DASHBOARD
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NUMBER OF CHRONIC MOVE-INs
IN MOST RECENT REPORTED MONTH
MONTH COMMUNITY STARTED REPORTING
CHRONIC MOVE-INs
TOTAL MOVE-INs SINCE CMTY STARTED REPORTING
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83June 20153999
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NOTES: Median is based on data submitted from January 2018 (baseline month) to October 2018 (10 months of quality data).

Edmonton has been submitting monthly chronic housing move-in data since June 2015. The data here represents chronic move-ins since they set their active chronic homeless baseline in January 2018.
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