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Inflow and Outflow:
It is define as the flow of the people entering and exiting homelessness. For the purpose of this report we are only considering chronically homeless people (see definition below).
Chronic homelessness (Reaching Home Definition):
Refers to individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness AND who meet at least 1 of the following criteria:
· they have a total of at least 6 months (180 days) of homelessness over the past year
· they have recurrent experiences of homelessness over the past 3 years, with a cumulative duration of at least 18 months (546 days)
Chronic homelessness includes time spent in the following contexts:
1. Staying in unsheltered locations, that is public or private spaces without consent or contract, or places not intended for permanent human habitation (Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) Typology: 1.1 and 1.2).
2. Staying in emergency shelters, including overnight shelters for people experiencing homelessness (including those for specific populations, such as youth, families, and newcomers), shelters for people impacted by family violence, and emergency shelters for people fleeing a natural disaster or destruction of accommodation (COH Typology: 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3).
3. Staying temporarily with others without guarantee of continued residency or the immediate prospects for accessing permanent housing, or short-term rental accommodations (for example, motels) without security of tenure (COH typology: 3.2 and 3.3).
It does not include situations where individuals have access to secure, permanent housing, whether subsidized or not. The definition also does not include time spent in transitional housing or in public institutions (for example, health and corrections), although individuals who are discharged into homelessness from transitional housing or public institutions can be considered chronically homeless if they were experiencing chronic homelessness upon entry to transitional housing or the public institution.
- HIFIS Inflow and Outflow
Active Chronically Homeless:
Includes the total number of people experiencing Chronic homelessness at the end of the reporting month.
Moved to Housing:
Includes the total number of chronically homeless people who moved into permanent housing during the reporting month AND remain housed at the end of the reporting month.
Moved to Inactive:
Includes the total number of people who were actively chronically homeless, but became inactive in the local system during the reporting month and remained inactive at the end of the reporting month. A person may become inactive for the following reasons: left community, deceased, no longer meets criteria, lost contact, institutional stay (e.g., hospitals, correctional facilities, or treatment facilities) for longer than the local inactivity policy of not more than 90 days.
Includes all people who were added to the list for chronically homeless during the reporting month.
Includes all the people who were homeless and met the definition of ‘chronic’ for the first time during the reporting month.
Returned from Inactivity:
Includes all people who were reported as inactive that have returned to actively chronic homeless.
Returned from Housing:
Includes all people who were previously reported as a ‘Moved to Housing,’ lost their housing, and returned to chronic homelessness.
Net Monthly Change:
The difference between inflow and outflow for the current reporting month. Total inflow includes newly identified, returned from inactive, returned from housing. Total outflow includes move-ins, moved to inactive.