Making data work for you.
The Institute for Community Alliances produces an annual analysis of homelessness in Iowa, and across Iowa's communities. This year's report makes a careful examination of what it means to have a systems performance measure. With a through-narrative about the meaning of systems on a broad scale, drawn down into the specific application of each aspect of the the new system performance measures implemented by HUD and what they mean to Iowans, this report is a theoretical guide to understanding the solution to homelessness envisioned at the community level.
- 12,918 persons experiencing homelessness were served by I-COUNT (HMIS) agencies in 2015
- All pictures are of Iowans, who have experienced homelessness, and were served by Iowa agencies.
- The relationship among first time homelessness, returns to homelessness from permanent placement, and total homeless is given special attention.
The Institute for Community Alliances has compiled a report on homelessness in Wisconsin in 2015. The goal of this report is to serve as an overview of homelessness in Wisconsin and to provide recommendations moving forward in the effort to end homelessness statewide.
Compiled by combining and analyzing HMIS and jail booking data from 2006-2010, this special report examines the relationship between homelessness and criminal justice in Polk County, Iowa.
- Over the time period of the study, people were less likely to go to shelter from jail, particularly in the few days following release
- People who are sheltered and jailed are significantly more likely to suffer from a disability than people who are sheltered and not jailed
- Polk County police are fair and even-handed in the administration of justice between homeless, at risk, and general populations