Data Reliability FAQ

January 14, 2020

Is your community’s data reliable?

We use a concept called balanced data as a way to measure how reliable your data is. Your data is balanced if the change in your active homeless number from one month to the next is the same as the difference between your inflow and your outflow. In other word, it balances month over month, just like your checkbook!

How do we calculate the data reliability percentage?

Data Reliability measures how far off our data is from being balanced. To arrive at a Data Reliability Percentage, we determine how far off the ACTUAL number of people on our Active List is from the EXPECTED number of people on our Active List and look at the difference as a percentage of the number of people on our Active List.