Showing posts from December 10, 2016

Reminder: Confirm Your 2016 AHAR Data Submission - All Persons and Veterans

Thank you for making the 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reporting cycle a success! Your data contributes to the nation’s understanding of homelessness in America and informs federal policy to prevent and end it. Please remember that the deadline for confirming your community’s final AHAR data for All Persons and Veterans is Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST . The community’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Primary should go into the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) and confirm their data submission by this date. If they do not, the data will be auto-confirmed at 12:01 AM PST on December 13, 2016. The Data Liaison is not authorized to assess the usability status of your data unless the data are confirmed. Confirming your data means that someone from the CoC who has a broad perspective of your community’s homeless population (e.g. CoC Primary) has reviewed and approved your community’s AHAR submission. Clicking the confirmation button in HDX provi

SOARing Over Lunch Call

Join us for our December SOARing Over Lunch Call! SOARing Over Lunch Call Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:00pm ET Our next SOARing Over Lunch call is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13, at 1:00pm (ET). Please join us for this informal call aimed at peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and facilitated open discussion. Call-in/log-in Information: Conference Phone: 1-866-805-9853 Conference Code:  7712924792 While there is no agenda set in advance for these calls, we do want your ideas! Please click the button below to submit any questions and/or topics that you would like discussed on the September call. Submit Your Ideas!

How to Use CDBG for Housing Activities Modules Now Available

Do you use the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to fund housing activities in your community? Or are you exploring how you might fund housing activities with CDBG? We have just released a new CDBG technical assistance product, How to Use CDBG for Housing Activities . In this six-module video, you will learn more about the kinds of housing activities that can be funded with CDBG, how to use CDBG to meet the housing needs of the community, and the key elements to be considered in housing program design. This six-module video presents actionable information for using CDBG eligible housing activities and leveraging local and private funds to meet the housing needs of your community. Viewers will learn about key considerations in housing program design and the kinds of housing activities that can be funded with CDBG, such as housing rehabilitation, home ownership, and rental assistance. This latest product joins the engaging collection of Explore CDBG online tec

[MARHMIS] Job opening in Albany, NY

Hi folks We’re looking for a new HMIS Data Specialist here at CARES, Inc.  If you know anyone in the Albany area who would like to apply, send ‘em my way!  One of my team members was promoted to the CoC team J Database Specialist: CARES, Inc. is a not for profit based in Albany, NY dedicated to supporting our community in creating a system of care to prevent and end homelessness and is seeking a Database Specialist to join the HMIS team.  CARES, Inc. offers generous time off, health, paid holidays and a friendly, professional work atmosphere.    Database Specialist Job Duties: Plans database upgrades by maintaining, evaluating, and improving a transaction processing model Assesses database performance by developing a protocol for measurement of results and identification of problem areas. Supports database performance by monitoring database; evaluating and resolving processing and programming problems; designing database management tools; answering user