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.

In London…
  • 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.
Definitions
  • 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.

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