Did you know?
- More time and resources are required to assist individuals to achieve housing stability the longer they have experienced homelessness.
- Individuals on London’s By-Name List have completed a VI-SPDAT assessment and have been prioritized for service.
- As a result, those with the greatest needs are matched with London’s most intensive resources.
- London’s By-Name List and Coordinated Intake is a collaborative effort of London’s homeless serving organizations.
- 13 homeless serving organizations are working together through a shared Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
- 500 individuals are on London’s By-Name List.
- 43% of individuals accessing emergency shelter in 2017 stayed for 31 days or more.
- $6.2 million is the cost to operate the 320 emergency shelter beds each year. This does not include Violence Against Women (VAW) shelters.
- $1,500 is the average monthly cost for an individual to stay in emergency shelter, not including the VAW shelters.
- Coordinated Intake: Coordinated Intake is a single point of entry for services and supports.
- Chronic Homelessness: Chronic homelessness is defined as a period of homelessness lasting six months or more in the past year.(5)
- Homeless Information Management System (HMIS): A Homeless Information Management System is a database used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.(6)
- Housing First: Housing First means access to permanent housing with supports.
- Vulnerability Index Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT): VI-SPDAT is an assessment tool used to determine acuity and prioritization when providing assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness.(7)
- The By-Name List: A list of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and high use of emergency shelter.