Research & Evaluation

Research and evaluation are vital parts of service provision. Without evaluation, it is impossible to know if your efforts are yielding results, or where to make improvements. When taking on new initiative, research is essential to ensure success. Research and evaluation is a learning process. Fortunately, our team is made up data analysis experts and methodology nerds who choose to do this sort of thing for a living. We have built performance measurement frameworks, conducted program and organizational evaluations, and designed data collections systems for social service providers. We use a multi-level approach that synthesizes data analysis, document review, and key informant interviews. We never lose sight of the fact that evaluation is a structured and scientific process that must be undertaken with the highest level of rigour and credibility.

 

Our Research & Evaluation Products

Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count

A Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is a snapshot of homelessness that captures numbers and basic demographics of persons experiencing homelessness at a single point in time. Persons enumerated are those staying in emergency shelters, safe houses, jails and remand facilities, detox programs, and those staying outdoors in parks, on the streets, and in other public areas.

 

Quality of Life Indicators Survey

This short survey is intended to help assess changes in quality of life among clients who were homeless and have since been housed.

 

Housing Forecast Model

A proprietary model that incorporates two dozen data variables to create scenarios of the amount and affordability of housing that a community will require over the next five to ten years.

Our Research & Evaluation Projects

Urban Kingston Point in Time Homeless Count 2013

The City of Kingston engaged OrgCode Consulting, Inc. to conduct Kingston’s first Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count held on October 16, 2013.

 

Red Deer Point In Time Homeless Count 2012

In October 2012, the City of Red Deer and The Red Deer & District Community Foundation (RDDCF) engaged OrgCode Consulting, Inc. to conduct Red Deer’s first Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count.

 

Virginia Beach Housing Crisis Response System Study

On April 16, 2013, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation presented a study of the Virginia Beach Housing Crisis Response System to the City Council. The study is intended to provide the city, the foundation, nonprofit service providers and faith organizations with a guide to creating an improved system that meets federal requirements and implementing best practices in order to do a better job of preventing and ending homelessness.