The monthly Inflow Return from Housing and Outflow Housing Placements in this new Powerbi dataset differs from previously reported as it now includes those who were reported as self-housed.  The Zero Project cannot verify the permanency of the self-housed housing placements.  The BNL data show those identified as self-housed return to actively homeless more frequently and have a short placement time.

Using the filtering options

Pg 1 – Selecting the region to view & click the forward arrow

    • Filtering options for Region

Pg 2 – Monthly BNL dashboard as selected on pg1

    • Summarising the in/out flow and the current number of people experiencing homelessness
    • Filtering options for Region and Month

Pg 3 – Rough sleeper count on the BNL

    • Data on people who do not have any formal shelter
    • Filter options for Region and Month to view the demographic data

Pg 4: Other homeless count on the BNL

    • Data on people who are actively homeless but not rough sleeping, including in temporary accommodation
    • Filter options for Region and Month to view the demographic data

Pg 5: BNL monthly In/out flow over time

    • Monthly data on the in/out flow of people on the BNL
    • Inflow – newly identified, returned from Housing or inactive
    • Outflow – permanently housed or made inactive due to various events, including death
    • Filter options include Region, Aboriginality, Age group and Gender identity

Pg 6: Survey Data listing Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritisation Decisions Assistance Tool (VI-SDAT) acuity score

    • BNL data of those who have completed a VI-SPDAT
    • Filtering options include Region, Aboriginality, Age group and Gender identity
    • Additional filter options include Homelessness & Rough sleeping Status & % with a listed mental health condition
    • Acuity scale:
      • Low 0-4 (case management may not be necessary)
      • Med 5-9 (may benefit from time limited case management)
      • High 10+ (will need access to ongoing case management such as Housing First support & Ruah After Hours Support)

Pag 7: Survey data listing Physical health & mental health indicator captured by the VI-SPDAT

    • BNL data of those who have completed a VI-SPDAT
    • Filtering options include Region, Aboriginality, Age group and Gender identity
    • Additional filter options include Homelessness & Rough sleeping Status & % with a listed mental health condition

Pg8: Survey data listing of incidents of medical conditions captured by the VI-SPDAT

    • BNL data of those who have completed a VI-SPDAT
    • Filtering options include Region, Aboriginality, Age group and Gender identity
    • Additional filter options include Homelessness & Rough sleeping Status & % with a listed medical condition

Please Note – Data provided by the Zero Project is only for indicative information on rough sleeping and chronic homelessness and should not be treated as definitive ‘numbers’ due to the following reasons:

  • The in/out dashboards are updated on the 20th of each month after users have completed their monthly updates, and the Zero Project carried out a data cleaning process.
  • From month to month, the inflow/out data may not match up due to omitted data categories. ie  Newly Identified as Homeless from the inflow may not be counted in the active homeless if corresponding homelessness data was not added as part of the record creation process.
  • Data will vary from day to day because the By Name List (BNL) is a ‘live’ database, and users are constantly updating.
  • The dataset is currently NOT locked from retrospective updating. Please be mindful about quoting monthly figures, as this may change after users catch up on data entry.
  • Depending on the region and time of the year, up to 70% of the people on the BNL may not have a lead organisation/worker.  Data updates for people without lead organisation/worker can be intermittent.  Sometimes, the BNL does not receive data until months after an event.
  • It’s not research quality data, ie the data are only an indication of what participating organisations have added to the BNL at the time.
  • The BNL is not a mandatory database for participating organisations. Contribution is solely based on the goodwill for a collaborative approach to ending homelessness.
  • People on the BNL only require a monthly update to generate the active homeless count.
  • The dashboard is not a snapshot of all homelessness – the data focus on those experiencing rough sleeping and chronic homelessness.
  • At least 90% of rough sleepers are believed to be captured on BNL from the outreach work by partnered funded homelessness agencies.
  • The data cannot be isolated to Local Government Authorities.
  • The data captured is not statewide. It is limited to where the Housing First support services are located and where outreach is conducted.
  • The Perth, Fremantle & surrounds BNL may not align to the current Housing First (HF) funded service areas as it predates the HF initiatives. A prototype of the BNL commenced in 2016 as part of Ruah’s 50 Lives 50 Homes Project.
  • Young people are suspected to be underrepresented in the BNL data.