Stella is a strategy and analysis tool that helps CoCs:

  1. Understand how their system is performing
  2. Model an optimized system that fully addresses homelessness in their area

Available to all CoCs through the HDX 2.0, Stella has two modules:

  • Stella Performance Module (Stella P): Stella P relies on dynamic visuals of CoCs’ data to illustrate how households move through the homeless system, and to highlight outcome disparities. Stella P does the analytical heavy lifting, so your CoC can focus on planning and improving your crisis response system.
  • Stella Modeling Module (Stella M): Stella M assists CoCs to explore how resource investment decisions amplify system capacity to end homelessness. Stella M starts with homeless needs and performance goals, and helps the community transform those needs into a series of resource investment decisions.

Stella M is still in production, but Stella P is available now to help CoCs better gauge their progress toward preventing and ending homelessness. This page provides guidance for CoCs on what Stella is, where to access it, and how to use it.

Stella is best viewed with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari web browsers.

Tools and Guidance – Stella Performance Module

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Stella Performance Overview Videos

A series of seven short training videos which discuss each section of Stella, demonstrating the charts, tables, filters, and other functions available in Stella P.

Date Published: August 2020

Stella Basics

Video Message from SNAPS Director Norm Suchar Introducing Stella

Video message from SNAPS Director Norm Suchar introducing Stella to communities.

Date Published: June 2019

Stella P Quick Start Guide

Quick guide providing a brief overview of how to access, navigate, and understand the key concepts of the Stella P module.

Date Published: May 2019

Preparing LSA Files for Stella P

Instructions on preparing Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) files for the Stella P module and accessing Stella P in the HDX 2.0.

Date Published: June 2019

Stella Performance Glossary

Glossary of terms used in the Stella P module.

Date Published: June 2019

Additional Resources

Stella P Insights and Action Steps Guides

A set of guides describing the data quality and performance flags (“insights”) available in Stella P and how they can be used to develop Action Steps to improve system performance.

Date Published: June 2020

Stella P Race and Ethnicity Analysis Guide

A guide to the sections of Stella P that can be used as part of a race and ethnicity equity analysis of a homeless system.

Date Published: June 2020

Understanding System Performance by Household Types Using Stella P

A presentation that demonstrates how to build a picture of system performance for the Adult & Child households using Stella P.

Date Published: December 2019

System Performance Map Guide and Instructional Video

Instructional guide and video to help CoCs understand how to use Stella P's System Performance Map tool to gain a greater understanding of a community's homeless system.

Date Published: July 2019

Tools and Guidance – Stella Modeling Module

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