Reports & Data

The RTFH is responsible for collecting, tracking, and reporting out on a significant amount of data as it pertains to homelessness in our region.

Many of the reports are mandated by funding sources; however, there are also reports such as the Dashboards and System Framework that provide timely and relevant insights into the progress and performance of the CoC in meeting its mission.

RTFH Dashboards

RTFH Public Data Dashboards

The public dashboards use data from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and are meant to provide interested stakeholders and community members insights to better understand individuals and families accessing homeless services, performance of our homeless crisis response system, and help with identifying gaps in housing and service needs. 

Although the dashboards are public and available for use, the RTFH requests that if you do use data from the dashboards in media reports, academic research, or other forums where the data will be presented publicly, we ask that you let us know ahead of time.  Please email to inform the RTFH of public data release.  Additionally, the RTFH is not responsible for insights gleaned from the dashboards by public users as data may be viewed and interpreted a number of different ways, but RTFH staff is available to discuss findings and implications.      

Using the RTFH Data Dashboards

The RTFH has three data dashboards available to the public.  It is important for users to understand the different data dashboards and intended uses.  We encourage you to watch this video prior to using any of the dashboards.  For any questions on how to use the dashboards or which one is best suited to help with your specific interests please email

Community Performance Dashboard

The Community Performance Dashboard provides a broad overview of populations and programs.  It allows for customizable date ranges, sub-population filtering, and insights into various performance metrics.  The data uses de-duplicated client records.  See dashboard dictionary here

System Performance Dashboard

The System Performance Dashboard provides a year over year trend analysis of San Diego’s performance on HUD’s System Performance Measures.  Data is only available for the most recent available reporting period to HUD.  For more information please see HUD’s System Performance Measures.

Project Performance Dashboard

The Project Performance Dashboard is based on data calculated in HUD’s standard Annual Performance Reports (APR).  This dashboard allows the user to choose date ranges for which APR reports have been run and dig into the performance of specific projects, although the names of projects are anonymous and only know by the organization providing the service.  The data is not de-duplicated.  Clients may be enrolled in one or more projects.  For more information please see HUD’s APR specifications.

LSA: Stella Performance Module

Stella is an analysis and strategy tool that helps CoCs to understand how their system is performing and to model an optimized system that fully addresses homelessness in their area.

Performance (Stella P) relies on dynamic visuals of CoCs’ LSA data to illustrate how households move through the homeless system, and to highlight outcome disparities.

HUD System Performance Measures

HUD System Performance Measures report on local homeless response as a coordinated system. These measures are required to be reported yearly. 

The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)

The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is an annual report to the U.S. Congress that provides nationwide estimates of homelessness, including information about the demographic characteristics of homeless persons, service use patterns, and the capacity to house homeless persons. The San Diego County reports summarize our community’s contribution to the national AHAR.


Housing Inventory Count (HIC)

The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing. The annual HIC report submitted to HUD is available by year below.


WeAllCount (PIT)

Mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count provides an estimate of the number of homeless persons throughout San Diego County. The count includes persons living “on the street” or staying in homeless shelters. Additional descriptive information is drawn from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for sheltered persons and through in-depth questionnaires conducted with approximately 20% of the unsheltered persons, enabling us to better understand the characteristics of those who are homeless in our community. The PIT results below are organized by year.








Report/Data Request Form

Requests for client and aggregate data will be submitted to the RTFH utilizing this form. Please provide at least 14 business days advanced notice for all requests. The RTFH will respond to all requests, including estimated time and cost, within three business days from receipt of the request.

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