Annual Reports

Each year, the Institute for Community Alliances compiles a report on the state of homelessness in Iowa, with the goal of providing an overview of trends and characteristics and informing efforts to end homelessness statewide.

2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report (as a web page)
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report
2006 Annual Report


AHAR Reports


Housing Inventory Reports


HUD CoC Dashboard Reports

Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Programs Dashboard Reports show claimed geography and geographic coverage changes for the previous two program years and also include information on each CoC’s awards by award amount, program type, and renewal type. The reports contain summary data from the Point-in-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC), which provide a quick overview of a CoC’s performance in serving homeless individuals with their CoC awards.

2015 Iowa Balance of State Dashboard
2014 Iowa Balance of State Dashboard
2013 Iowa Balance of State Dashboard
2012 Iowa Balance of State Dashboard

2015 Des Moines/Polk Dashboard
2014 Des Moines/Polk Dashboard
2013 Des Moines/Polk Dashboard
2012 Des Moines/Polk Dashboard


Point in Time Reports


Special Reports


System Performance Measures

A critical aspect of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended, is a focus on viewing the local homeless response as a coordinated system of homeless assistance options as opposed to homeless assistance programs and funding sources that operate independently in a community. To facilitate this perspective the Act now requires communities to measure their performance as a coordinated system, in addition to analyzing performance by specific projects or project types.

The Act has established a set of selection criteria for HUD to use in awarding CoC funding in section 427 that require CoCs to report to HUD their system-level performance. The intent of these selection criteria are to encourage CoCs, in coordination with ESG Program recipients and all other homeless assistance stakeholders in the community, to regularly measure their progress in meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness in their community and to report this progress to HUD.

2017 Iowa Balance of State System Performance Measures
2017 Des Moines/Polk System Performance Measures

2016 Iowa Balance of State System Performance Measures
2016 Des Moines/Polk System Performance Measures