How We Measure Success
“NWPP staff and volunteers help me navigate through life, especially with my medical care. They check in on me and help me like old friends.”
-Hugo

Success = Housing Stability

For NWPP, our success is about stabilizing housing for those we serve. We track two types of housing stability: Permanent Housing Placement and Eviction Prevention.

When we help someone move from homelessness or temporary living situations into housing that is affordable and without time limits, we call this “Permanent Housing Placement” Permanent housing placement may include locating the apartment, completing or paying for the application process, paying a deposit or first month’s rent, coordinating the physical move, providing basic furniture to get started, or any combination of these services.

Eviction Prevention services may include financial help, advocacy with landlords, coordination of in-home services, budgeting, referrals to healthcare providers – in short, anything that stabilizes seniors in their current housing or helps them access more stable housing.

Housing Program Outcomes

  • 1,008 individuals received services from NWPP this fiscal year
  • 606 housholds had a thorough one-on-one housing assessment
  • 188 households were placed into permanent affordable housing
  • 283 households received rent assistance to prevent an eviction
  • 274 households received housing case management services
  • $1,000 was the average cost to stabilize a senior in affordable housing
  • 1,700 rides provided, supporting housing program participants
  • 174 households received home- or community-based retention support services
  • 87% of households who received housing assistance were still successfully housed after 12 months

Who We Serve

  • 95% 55+ years of age
  • 33% 65+ years of age
  • 79% have disabilities
  • 10% veterans
  • 87% have extremely low incomes ($0 – $1,540 per month)
  • 48% identify as female
  • 9% experience chronic homelessness
  • 41% seniors of color
  • 12% experienced domestic violence

How We Measure Success

During our 2018-2019 fiscal year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) NWPP’s Senior Housing Program provided housing services to 1,008 households needing a variety of assistance other than transportation. Of those:

  • We placed 188 households in permanent housing.
  • We provided eviction prevention services to 283 households.

We believe that long-term housing stability is the best measure of our success at ending or preventing homelessness for seniors. We measure our clients’ success in their housing at three regular intervals: 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after placement or eviction prevention services. In 2018/2019, 87 % remained stably housing after 12 months.

Housing stability can be affected by decreased income, loss of unemployment benefits and increased rents. Some of the individuals housed moved out of the area to seek employment.

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