Since the Homelessness Prevention System was launched in 2017, we have helped prevent homelessness for thousands of our most vulnerable residents – demonstrating the enormous potential that prevention strategies can have in our efforts to end homelessness in our community.
We are also partnering with the University of Notre Dame’s Lab for Economic Opportunity, who is conducting a comprehensive independent review of the effectiveness of our Homelessness Prevention System.
The People We Serve
Through the Homelessness Prevention System’s standardized assessment, we have collected insightful data on not only the people we serve, but key risk factors correlated to a serious risk of falling into homelessness:
Top Reasons for Assistance
Change in family composition
Must leave current living situation
Unexpected major expense
Fleeing domestic violence
While the system has helped prevent homelessness for thousands of individuals in our community, the need remains much greater. In 2019, the system only had the financial resources to serve 35% of the eligible households who sought assistance – and we continue to aggressively seek funding to assist even more of our at-risk neighbors.