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HUD AAQ #58898: HMIS Client Consent + CFR 42 Part 2

Question Related To: Homeless Management Information Systems Question ID: 58898 Question Subject:  HMIS Client Consent Question Text:  We are looking for advice on how we remain in compliance with HUD HMIS Data Standards and CFR 42 Part 2.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Response:  Thank you for your question.  We apologize for the delay in responding.  HUD and HHS staff and TA providers met in September and discussed this issue.  It appeared that there was some misunderstanding in how consent to share data was obtained regarding sensitive rules in CFR 42 Part 2.  We cleared this up and agreed that as long as a client consents to have their information shared, it is ok to share the data.  Keep in mind that you do not need consent to collect or enter data (based on HUD rules).  We are continuing to work with everyone to provide further guidance, but you should not change your data entry practices at this time.

HUD AAQ: HMIS Consent to Share

From:  HUD AAQ Date: Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 5:22 PM Subject: Question Response for HMIS Question ID 58898 ­ HUD Exchange Ask A Question Question Status: Answered Question Related To: Homeless Management Information Systems Question ID: 58898 Question Subject: HMIS / BHA Question Text: State Of Maryland Behavioral Health Administration has contacted this CoC and our Mental Health Agencies informing them that they will face federal and state prosecution if they input client's disability type in the county's HMIS. Regardless of the release of information that we have in place that covers CRF 42 Part 2. We are looking for advice on how we remain in compliance with HUD 2014 HMIS Data Standards and not deal with the legal issues BHA has threatened us with. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Response: Thank you for your question. We apologize for the delay in responding. HUD and HHS staff and TA providers met with the state in September and discussed this is

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

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Sustaining our Data-Driven Focus: Findings and Implications of Recent Data Releases Having trouble viewing this email? Click here December 4, 2015 Sustaining Our Data-Driven Focus: Findings and Implications of Recent Data Releases   Data can help drive progress - if we use it well and wisely. That's true for communities and it is true for the multiple interagency working groups USICH convenes to make Federal policy decisions to help end homelessness across America. Our Executive Director, Mat

SOAR December eNews

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If you are having trouble viewing the email below, please click here . December - 2015 SOAR TA Center Presents at APHA Annual Meeting On November 3, 2015, Jen Elder, National Policy and Partnerships Coordinator at the SOAR TA Center, presented at the American Public Health Association's (APHA's) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Her presentation, "Utilizing Social Security Disability Benefits to end Veteran Homelessness: Results from the Field," outlined lessons learned from a yearlong SOAR pilot with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Information and resources from the session are available here . During the APHA Annual Meeting, the Caucus on Homelessness sponsored a fundraiser for the 750 Club Apartment Adoption Project and heard from Tracy Baim, one of the project coordinators. This effort raises funds to provide private apartments for youth moving o

New Time: Invite to the Mayors Challenge National Call - December 9, 2015 - 1:45 PM EST

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Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . New Time: Invite to the Mayors Challenge National Call - December 9, 2015 - 1:45 PM EST Please Note: The time of this call has been updated and new presenters have been added . You are cordially invited to join HUD Secretary Juli├ín Castro, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner on the Mayors Challenge National Call to discuss your community’s commitment to end veteran homelessness. We welcome all Mayors, City Staff, Community Partners and Stakeholders to join us. Call Details : Date : Wed