Ohana Zones Evaluation
Collaborative Quality Consulting has been contracted to conduct a three-year evaluation of projects receiving Ohana Zone funding. The evaluation will also serve to identify and assess what is further required to support and scale permanent housing to address and end homelessness in Hawaii.
The evaluation utilizes an Active Implementation Framework looking at Implementation Drivers in the community. There are three main Implementation Drivers — (1) Competency Drivers (e.g. coaching, training, etc.); (2) Organizational Drivers (e.g. Systems intervention, facilitative administration, Data-driven support, etc.); and (3) Leadership (e.g. adaptive and technical).
An overview of the approach to evaluation, which was originally presented to the Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness at its June 2019 regular meeting, can be found HERE.
Please see below for the First and Second Year evaluations of the program:
- Year One Evaluation – Home Sweet Home, Initial Assessment (December 2019).
- Year Two Evaluation – ‘Housing First’ and Ohana Zone Implementation Progress Report (December 2020), Revised April 4, 2021
- Year Three Evaluation – ‘Housing First’ and Ohana Zones Implementation Progress Report (December 2021), Revised April 15, 2022
You may also view news coverage of the Ohana Zone evaluation process below:
- $30 million in ‘ohana zone’ funding leads to multiple state projects _ Honolulu Star-Advertiser (December 30, 2019)
- Homeless outreach Evaluator touts HONU program as a ‘success’ _ Honolulu Star-Advertiser (June 20, 2021)
To learn more about Collaborative Quality Consulting (dba Focalize), please visit their website at Focalize Change.