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The Heading Home Ramsey (HHR) Data Dashboard is a collection of seven prioritized measures by the HHR Governing Board (GB). The dashboard is housed on the Ramsey County Open Data Portal.

The 7 prioritized measures are:

  • Measure 1: How many people are experiencing homelessness in Emergency Shelter/Street Outreach (ES/SO) Programs?
    • Measure 1A: What is the racial and ethnic makeup of those experiencing homelessness in emergency shelter and street outreach programs and how does that compare to Ramsey County's overall population?
    • Measure 1B: What is the likelihood of being homeless in street outreach or emergency shelters in Ramsey County by race compared to whites over the past 12 months?
  • Measure 2: How long are families and singles on the waiting list after they've been assessed for housing in Coordinated Entry?
  • Measure 3: How many people in shelters are new to homelessness this quarter?
    • Measure 3A: How many people have previously experienced homelessness?
  • Measure 4: How much of each type of housing is available across the continuum?
  • Measure 5: How many people are entering or leaving our housing projects?
  • Measure 6: Have we helped increase the income of the people we serve?
  • Measure 7: How many people returned to homelessness within 6 months of leaving a program?


The Ramsey County Housing Stability Department also maintains a Family Shelter Report dashboard.

The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires local communities to report on how communities are addressing homelessness. Heading Home Ramsey annually reports performance measures to HUD and works with homelessness service providers to improve our performance. This Ramsey County open data portal story shares results of the HUD system performance measures so that Ramsey County residents can see how we are doing on these critical measures. 

Every other year, Heading Home Ramsey (HHR) conduct a homeless needs assessment to identify gaps in our overall homeless response system. Assessments are conducted early in even calendar years, with final results published during the summer. The needs and/or gaps identified in the system direct how HHR prioritizes services, new housing projects, and future funding.

Click Here for the 2022 Needs Assessment Report

Click Here for the 2020 Needs Assessment Report

Click Here for the 2018 Needs Assessment Executive Summary

Click Here for the 2016 Needs Assessment Findings

The Ramsey County Point-in-Time (PIT) Count measures the total number of people experiencing homelessness through emergency shelters, transitional housing, or unsheltered homelessness on a single night.

This report compares the PIT from 2015-2021 in Ramsey County.

For more information about the PIT Count across Minnesota, see this page on the MN HMIS website.

The Ramsey County Housing Inventory Count (HIC) demonstrates the annual housing stock of beds dedicated to people experiencing homelessness. These are not numbers of available beds, but the total bed capacity within Ramsey County by provider and program type.

Wilder Research Minnesota Homeless Study website

The Minnesota Homeless Study, conducted every three years, is a point-in-time study aimed at better understanding the prevalence of homelessness in Minnesota, as well as the circumstances of those experiencing homelessness. The data and analysis from the study equip users with the information they need to identify and address systemic issues, improve programs and policies, and ultimately eliminate homelessness.

The next study will take place October 26, 2023.

The FHPAP dashboard is presented quarterly to all FHPAP sub-grantees and the FHPAP Advisory committee.  It monitors alignment with contracted projections, expenditures, and other funder expectations like data quality.  This dashboard represents all activities and is updated on a quarterly basis throughout the biennium. Click Here to view the dashboard.

Heading Home Ramsey's (HHR) Coordinated Access to Housing and Shelter (CAHS) annual reports provide an overview of the processes involved in and families served by the CAHS system. 

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) partners with federal, state and local partners working to end veteran homelessness. The Veteran Homeless Registry was created by MDVA to track the work being done to assist homeless veterans with finding and maintaining housing. Data from the Veteran Homeless Registry describes the progress being made to end veteran homelessness in the Minnesota.

Click here to learn more or view Ramsey County's data on the state's data dashboard.