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 goal. The data is from fiscal year (FY) 2018: 10/1/2017 to 09/30/2018.
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.
Total Households Served
IN EMERGENCY SHELTER, TRANSITIONAL HOUSING, RAPID REHOUSING AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING (2018 LSA)*
Unduplicated Total sheltered homeless persons
IN EMERGENCY SHELTER AND TRANSITIONAL HOUSING (2018 SysPM)*
First Time Homeless
In Emergency Shelter or Transitional Housing (2018 SysPM)
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: 50 nights
The average length of time spent in emergency shelter has increased by one day from 2017 to 2018. For 2018, the average length of time spent in emergency shelter is 50 nights. (2018 SysPM)
Median: 21 nights
The median length of time spent in emergency shelter has increased by two days from 2017 to 2018. For 2018, the median length of time spent in emergency shelter is 21 nights. (2018 SysPM).
average: 66 nights
The average length of time spent in emergency shelter and transitional housing has increased by three days from 2017 to 2018. For 2018, the average length of time spent in emergency shelters, and transitional housing is 66 nights. (2018 SysPM).
Median: 24 nights
The median length of time spent in emergency shelter and transitional housing has increased by one day between 2017 and 2018. For 2018, the median length of time spent in emergency shelter and transitional housing is 24 nights. (2018 SysPM).
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 within two years
27% of people exiting the homeless system exited to a Permanent Housing Destination. (2018 SysPM)
Compared with emergency shelter and transitional housing, permanent housing programs have the lowest return rate to homelessness within 2 years.
95% of people who enrolled in Permanent Supportive Housing exited to or retained their housing. (2018 SysPM)
Household System Performance Overview (2018 LSA)
*We use two primary reporting sources to inform how many households and clients we are serving annually: The Longitudinal Study Analysis (LSA) and the System Performance Measures (SysPM). Both the LSA and the SysPM provide CoCs with a look at their overall system functioning. LSA performance data looks at how households are moving through a CoC’s system (using the head of household’s data), while the SPM report is based on all persons served. Both reports are for fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017 to Sept 30, 2018). Both reports have been submitted to HUD. The Household System Performance Overview charts use a new HUD tool called Stella Performance which visualizes LSA data.