Gauging our progress in preventing and ending homelessness

The system performance measures data enables our community to evaluate and improve our performance by identifying gaps in data and services. Additionally, HUD carefully considers performance measure data as selection criteria for awarding grants under the CoC program.

HUD’s system-level performance measures:

  • Length of time persons remain homeless

  • The extent to which persons who exit homelessness to permanent housing destinations return to homelessness

  • Number of homeless persons

  • Jobs and income growth for homeless persons in CoC Program-funded projects

  • Number of persons who become homeless for the first time

  • Homelessness prevention and housing placement of persons defined by Category 3 of HUD’s homeless definition in CoC Program-funded projects

  • Successful housing placement