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NHSDC Comments on Proposed Data Standards

May 31, 2013   in  Latest News  by  admin At our recent Spring Conference in Seattle, NHSDC renewed its commitment to being a forum for exploring and building consensus among community based management information systems administrators.  Of particular relevance at this conference was the release of draft regulation from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Special Needs Assistance Program Office on the new definition of chronic homelessness and the Data Standards for Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).  NHSDC has, and continues to be one of the few places that system owners and operators can gather to speak directly with each other.  We make a special effort to include a variety of stakeholders, from software providers, to service recipients; from federal officials to local elected representatives. A broad cross-section of those groups and others were present during two excellent sessions at the NHSDC Spring 2013 Conference.  Participants working closel