The System-Wide Analytics and Projection (SWAP) Suite of Tools

Our tools help communities plan and prioritize changes that will help reduce homelessness the most.

SWAP is a joint project of Focus Strategies and the National Alliance to End Homelessness. SWAP is designed to enable communities to use local data to understand what their current system is accomplishing and model what happens when system and program-level changes are made. The SWAP tools can be used to inform system planning and system change efforts to reduce homelessness over time. SWAP is ideal for Continuum of Care lead agencies and HMIS lead agencies to inform system-wide planning and change efforts.

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Most of the SWAP tools are free and any community is welcome to use them. However, we recommend reviewing the FAQ document, “Is SWAP Right for Us and Is My Community Ready for SWAP?” to ensure SWAP is appropriate for you and your community. SWAP is intended for use within the context of greater systems planning work and ideal users include CoC lead and HMIS lead agency staff (if they are different agencies in your community). Visit our page, Preparing for Swap, for links to more information about the tools, as well as a range of technical support products and FAQs.

We also welcome you to try our System Planning and Optimization Concepts (SPOC) as an introductory look at how systems change may impact your community’s homeless population. SPOC can be found here.

We welcome your comments and questions about SWAP. If you have any feedback to share or if you are interested in technical assistance from Focus Strategies, please email us at info@focusstrategies.net.

 


Focus Strategies

SWAP is a joint project of Focus Strategies and the National Alliance to End Homelessness.