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ICA helps communities demonstrate impact, leverage program effectiveness and stabilize families.

Do you need to get more from your client and service data, improve data quality or comply with funder reporting requirements?

The ICA Research and Analysis Team can help with that!  See data visualization examples below.


Racial Disparities in Homelessness


Performance Measures Dashboards

System Performance Measures

Year to Year Comparison


Iowa Balance of State Dashboard


The Iowa Balance of State COC in cooperation with the Polk County Iowa COC and ICA developed the Performance Measures Dashboard. Measures are run on a quarterly basis. The report is dynamic and responsive. Most displayed values have toggles and switches to set parameters. The report was implemented as a Tableau dashboard, providing access to the whole of the continuum membership and community statkeholders.

The response from the committee, the CoC board and the community has been universally positive. This work continues to support real and actionable policy direction within the CoCs.


Alaska DashboardS

2017 PIT Map

This map shows the 2017 Point in Time counts by local community. The Point in Time night for Alaska was January 24th, 2017.


2017 PHC Counts

This map shows the number of clients seen at 2017 Project Homeless Connect events by local community. Project Homeless Connect events happened on January 24th and January 25th across the State of Alaska.


2017 AK BoS PIT Additional Data

This data set shows some additional data gathered during the 2017 Point in Time for local communities in the Alaska Balance of State.


2017 ANC PIT Additional Data

This data set shows some additional data gathered during the 2017 Point in Time for the Anchorage Continuum of Care.

Annual Reports

2016 Annual Report - Wisconsin


The Institute for Community Alliances has compiled a report on homelessness in Wisconsin in 2016 based on data from HMIS agencies. This companion dashboard highlights key findings from the report.


  • 1 in 218 Wisconsin residents experienced homelessness in 2016, but the rate of homelessness varied significantly by region

    • The rate of homelessness was highest in Milwaukee County (1 in 114 residents), followed by Brown County (1 in 129), the Northwest CoC (1 in 140), Coulee CoC (1 in 143), and Dane County (1 in 152)

    • The rate of homelessness was lowest in the Southwest CoC

  • Milwaukee County and the Coulee CoC served the most veterans in 2016, and veterans make up the greatest portion of the homeless population in the Coulee CoC (23 percent)

Point In Time

Point in Time Dashboard, 2009-Present


The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. This dashboard allows you to explore trends in homelessness by subpopulation and household status by each of the regions in the ICA network.


  • Total Homelessness decreased by 16% across all ICA regions in the past 5 years.

    • 25 of 32 CoCs experienced a drop in homelessness with an average decrease of 12.1%.

    • Joplin/Jasper, Newton Counties CoC in Missouri had the most significant decrease with an 84.3% drop in total homelessness.

    • The North Dakota Statewide CoC had the largest increase since 2012 at 58.3%.

      • This is due to significant changes in local PIT count methodology implemented in 2013.

      • There has been a 47.4% decline in total homelessness since 2013.

  • Chronic Homelessness dropped by 26% across all ICA regions since 2012.

    • Both the Dekalb City & County CoC in Illinois & Southwest Minnesota CoC counted 0 chronically homeless individuals.

    • 24 of our 32 CoCs experienced a drop in chronic homelessness with a 15% average decrease.

  • Veteran homelessness decreased by 35% across all ICA regions since 2012.

  • Unaccompanied youth homelessness increased by 0.5% since tracking began in 2015.

Zip Code Maps


This dashboard maps the zip codes where clients served in Iowa in 2015 reported last having a permanent address.


  • Most people experiencing homelessness reported a last permanent address in Polk County, followed by Linn and Scott Counties

  • However, persons experiencing homelessness came from nearly every county in the state