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:

  • Performance: 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.
  • Modeling: 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.

Tools and Guidance – Stella Performance Module

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

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 Performance Glossary

Glossary of terms used in the Stella P module.

Date Published: June 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 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

Save the Date: Stella Performance Strategy & Analysis Tool Webinar – June 5 and 6, 2019

CoCs and HMIS leads are invited to a call with Norm Suchar, the Director of SNAPS, about the release of Stella, the new strategy and analysis tool. The calls will have the same content. CoCs and HMIS leads only need to attend one.

Date Published: May 2019

Tools and Guidance – Stella Modeling Module

Coming Soon!