|Equation||(# adults receiving services) x (% adults reduce homelessness solely because of this program) x ($ average increase in wages)|
|Explanation||This metric estimates the impact of avoided homelessness or new permanent housing on increased wages for adults.
Number of adults receiving services: Reported by program
Percent of these adults who avoid or are no longer homeless due to the program: [0.52]. For programs serving individuals at imminent risk of homelessness or are currently homeless (e.g. individuals coming from shelters, or with eviction notices and no feasible housing alternative), we assume a 100% rate of effectiveness. From this number, we subtract the percentage of homeless individuals in the Twin Cities metropolitan area who are on a waiting list for any public housing, Section 8 housing, or some other type of housing that offers financial assistance as a counterfactual [48%] (Wilder Research, 2016).
Net increase in wages one year after entering supportive housing by population: [$4,093], Wilder Research, 2017). We assume one year of additional income.
|References||Wilder Research. (2016). 2015 homeless adults and children: Minnesota statewide survey data. . Retrieved from http://mnhomeless.org/minnesota-homeless-study/detailed-data-interviews/2015/HennepinCountyMN_Adult2015_Tables51-67.pdf
Wilder Research. (2017). Homelessness in Minnesota: Youth on their own. Findings from the 2015 Minnesota Homeless Study. Retrieved from: http://mnhomeless.org/minnesota-homeless-study/reports-and-fact-sheets/2015/2015-homeless-youth-4-17.pdf