The Stella Performance Module is a powerful visualization tool providing insight into system-level performance for the CFCH FL-507 Homeless Response System. Among these insights are 3 important metrics for understanding system-level performance: Days Homeless, Exits to Permanent Housing, and Returns to Homelessness.
Stella Performance Module
The System Performance Overview gives us a high-level understanding of system-level performance, with the total households and people served in the time-frame, the average cumulative days homeless, the percentage of exits that were to permanent housing and the rate of returns to homelessness.
The second view is the System Performance Map. This chart maps how households move through the homeless system, with different combinations of project types.
Additionally, we cross-section Days Homeless by population groups such as; parenting youth, households aged 55+, households with disabilities, different racial groups, and households fleeing domestic violence, etc. One important way we can use this cross-section is to understand the average days homeless by race.
Demographics are a large part of what makes Stella such a powerful tool for analysis. Understanding differences in system-level participation and performance by subpopulations can inform nuanced decision-making. One piece of this is simply understanding how many households a certain project type serves in a given year. Here we can see the vast majority of households interacting with our homeless response system do so in shelters and transitional housing.
Looking further at system engagement for households in shelters and transitional housing, we can understand what proportion is homeless for the first time vs continuously homeless, what proportion is a Veteran, what proportion is chronically homeless, and the household composition.
This chart displays household composition categories based on the the number of adults and children who make up each household for all households that were served in the household type and project type selected.