CoC Data Maturity Assessment Tool

What is the Data Maturity Assessment Tool?

The Data Maturity Assessment Tool is a self-assessment tool that helps communities reflect on local data practices and identify the conditions necessary for effective data-based decision-making. This tool is designed to motivate discussion on the degree to which data is currently being leveraged in your community and to instigate action on areas for improvement.

The Data Maturity Assessment Tool supports the SNAPS Data TA Strategy to Improve Data and Performance by building participants’ capacity to analyze their systems and implement performance improvement strategies.

CoCs can use this self-assessment tool to reflect on local data practices and identify the conditions necessary for effective data-based decision making. This tool is designed to motivate discussion on the degree to which data is currently being leveraged in your community and to instigate action on areas for improvement. The tool is organized under four key components of Data Maturity:

  1. Data Quality
  2. Data Analytics Capacity
  3. Data Leadership
  4. Data-Informed System Improvement

Who Should Complete This Tool?

CoC leadership in collaboration with a range of key decision makers, stakeholders, and data leaders. Together this group should discuss the assessment results and collectively prioritize areas for improvement and develop action plans for improving the CoC’s capacity to use data to improve system outcomes.


Steps in Assessment Process

Step 1: Reviewing Assessment Results: The results will summarize where your community is excelling or needs improvement in relation to the key components.

Step 2: Prioritizing: Choose the areas of improvement that your community would like to prioritize and tackle this year.

Step 3: Action Planning: Work collaboratively with your team to develop a Data Maturity Action Plan for each of the areas for improvement that your community chose to prioritize. Use supporting resources provided to assist in designing improvement strategies.


Disclaimer

HUD looks at aggregated regional assessment results for the purpose of improving technical assistance resources for communities. HUD does not anticipate accessing individual Continuum of Care results.

This resource is prepared by technical assistance providers and intended only to provide guidance. The contents of this document, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

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Note: This tool is only accessible to HUD Exchange user accounts designated as a Continuum of Care, to allow for information sharing between CoC staff. If you work for a CoC but are not able to access the tool, you will need to update your HUD Exchange account.