The Raleigh/Wake Continuum of Care is dedicated to high quality data collection to inform community planning and advocacy to both educate decision makers and increase the solutions for our Wake neighbors experiencing homelessness.
HOMELESSNESS SHOULD BE RARE, BRIEF AND ONE-TIME
The Raleigh/Wake Continuum of Care believes that homelessness should be rare, brief, and one-time. View our data below to see how we are addressing homelessness in Wake County and working towards that belief.
Individuals and families should never experience homelessness. Our mission is to ensure that vulnerable individuals and families do not enter the homeless system by providing a network of resources and services to support them. Between 2016 and 2017 we are seeing steady increases year to year of people experiencing homelessness and are working to reduce that number through homelessness prevention and diversion.
Total Served (2017)
IN EMERGENCY SHELTER, TRANSITIONAL HOUSING,AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING*
Experienced Homelessness (2017)
IN EMERGENCY SHELTER AND TRANSITIONAL HOUSING*
First Time Homeless (2017)
In Emergency Shelter or Transitional Housing
The Raleigh/Wake Continuum of Care aims to make the length of time spent in emergency housing as short as possible. By supporting a network of resources, services and provider agencies, the Raleigh/Wake Continuum of Care helps bring individuals and families out of housing crisis as quickly as possible.
Nights in Emergency shelter
nights in emergency shelter and transitional housing
Average: 48 nights
The average length of time spent in emergency shelter has increased by two days from 2016 to 2017. For 2017, the average length of time spent in emergency shelter is 48 nights.
Median: 18 nights
The median length of time spent in emergency shelter has decreased by one day from 2016 to 2017. For 2017, the median length of time spent in emergency shelter is 18 nights.
average: 62 nights
The average length of time spent in emergency shelter and transitional housing has increased by two days from 2016 to 2017. For 2017, the average length of time spent in emergency shelters, and transitional housing is 62 nights.
Median: 22 nights
The median length of time spent in emergency shelter and transitional housing has remained the same between 2016 and 2017. For 2017, the median length of time spent in emergency shelter and transitional housing is 22 nights.
The Raleigh/Wake Continuum of Care works to ensure that individuals and families exit to more permanent and stable housing situations. Once individuals and families are out of the homeless system, The Partnership connects them with resources and community supports so that they do not return to homelessness.
% Returns to Homelessness
24% of people exiting the homeless system exited to a Permanent Housing Destination.
Compared with emergency shelter and transitional housing, permanent housing programs have the lowest return rate to homelessness within 2 years.
97% of people who enrolled in Permanent Supportive Housing exited to or retained their housing.
*We use two primary reporting sources to inform how how many clients we are serving annually; The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) and the System Performance Measures (SysPM). Both look our data similarly, but AHAR only captures data from Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing, and does not gather data from Rapid Rehousing. SysPM utilizes the same data but includes Rapid Rehousing.