By meeting and exceeding the required retention rates, Hamilton is moving towards eliminating chronic homelessness.
Story behind the numbers
In 2017, Housing First housed 204 individuals, exceeding the target of housing 138 individuals. 93% of those individuals remained housed at 6 and 12 months. The targeted housing retention rate for Housing First is 80%.
In order to support retention, efforts are being made to ensure that individuals are provided with the right level of housing support based on their need and choices, in accordance with available resources.
Retention for 6 and 12 months
|Calendar Year||Yearly Target for Housing First||Actual Housing First Numbers||Retention Rate|
|2018 January to March||34||69||93%|
|2018 April to June||35||54||95%|
Note: 2018 Target is 138
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