Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

From Homelessness to Housing: Exploring Trends and Improving Data to Strengthen Transition Projects’ Services

This report provides a descriptive analysis of who receives two of Transition Projects’ homeless services (in terms of placement assistance and subsidy provision), the level of each service received, and how these findings relate to stable housing, an important performance outcome. However, data limitations hindered the analysis and interpretation of findings related to stable housing, prompting a staff survey to assess data collection and use. Four recommendations provide actionable steps for Transition Projects to improve data quality and become a more effective homeless service provider. By implementing sustained changes to how the organization collects and utilizes data, Transition Projects can improve its data to more effectively and efficiently move people from homelessness to housing.

Policy Brief

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, PA 869, taught by J. Michael Collins in Spring 2017
  • Author(s): Daniel Benson, Anna Brunner, Sara Nowakowski, Sara Sanders, Karina Virrueta
  • Client Name: Transition Projects, Inc.