MSHDW News 07/06/15 (w/2015 MD PIT Report)

Listed below are recent news and updates.  As always, we are very grateful for your continued support.  Your efforts assist us with providing the necessary awareness, collaboration, and funding opportunities for our current/future programs.  If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Team HMIS at 410-887-5968.  We're glad to assist!

  • Employment Opportunities
  • Point in Time 2015 Maryland & CoC's (draft #3)
    • Please review carefully, and inform me of any errors/omissions.
    • Note that the last 2 pages contain comparisons to the last 3 PIT years where sheltered + unsheltered counts were required.
  • Program Guidelines + Updates: The guides below were researched, highlighted, and outlined by my teammate, Sam!
    • Prioritizing Chronically Homeless + Housing First (outline + guides)
    • RHY HMIS Guidance
    • SSVF: When reporting placement rates to your local VA Medical Center, data must match the HMIS placement data.  Do not self-report placement rates that differ from the HMIS data. You must enter a Residential Move-In Date into your HMIS for RRH households as soon as the Veteran / household moves into permanent housing.  The Residential Move-In Date should be the date that they actually begin staying in a residence intended to be permanent.  This is critical in order to receive credit for RRH placements – especially for participants who have not yet been discharged/exited at the time you upload your data.
    • System Performance Measures (outline + guides)

Jason Burns, MCSE
Systems Administrator

Always use our manuals. NEVER guess! Proper data saves hours!