This story shares information about the annual Housing Inventory Count (HIC), done in conjunction with the Point in Time (PIT) count of people experiencing homelessness. It counts the beds available by type of services provided. It shows our capacity to address need and provide housing.
The Respite and Hotel Shelter Program for single adults reduces the number of people in traditional shelters to allow for social distancing and meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
Ramsey County Veterans Services uses the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs’ Homeless Veteran Registry to help veterans find and secure housing with the help of federal, state and local partnerships.
Compares demographic characteristics of respite, hotel shelters with all single adults in shelters in 2019 and total homeless population from the point-in-time count on 1/23/2020 and total county population from the US Census American Community Survey for 2018. Multiracial American Indians are counted in "American Indian" for the respite and hotel shelters and singles shelters whereas all multiracial persons in other data sets are counted in the category "Multiracial"
Counts of people experiencing homelessness from two sources. PIT refers to the annual Point-in-Time count done in January each year. HMIS is a unique count of shelter users over the calendar year from the Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS).
These are the measures adopted by the Heading Home Ramsey Governing Board for tracking top level changes in homeless population and outcomes in the homeless services system. This data is used in the Heading Home Ramsey Community Dashboard Measures https://data.ramseycounty.us/stories/s/wwpp-7i2j. Except for the total county population and housing bed counts, all of the data are derived from the homeless management information system, known as HMIS. Not all homeless persons are served by agencies that use HMIS and therefore these measures do not necessarily cover all homeless persons.
Many of the measures separate housing project types (shelter, rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing) because of the different length