Showing posts from March 23, 2017

JOBS: HMIS Operations Officer (Baltimore City, MD)

Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Human Services is seeking a dynamic professional to fill a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the Data and Evaluation unit. This position reports to the Director of the Homeless Services Program (HSP) within the Mayor's Office of Human Services. Responsibilities of the Program Coordinator position include but are not limited to: ·          Oversee the operations of the HMIS (Homeless Management Information System), and supervise 5.0 FTE staff in the Data and Evaluation Unit, the primary goals of which include facilitating high quality data inputs from homeless service providers in compliance with Federal, State, and local requirements conducting data analysis and providing guidance to Baltimore City Continuum of Care (CoC) in using data to inform policy and decision making. ·          Manage the operations of the unit to ensure: o    System compliance and usability: compliance of HMIS configuratio

Overcoming Barriers to Housing Spotlight Series: Webinar 2

SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) Overcoming Barriers to Housing Spotlight Series Webinar: Navigating Housing Programs for People Experiencing Homelessness March 30, 2017 2:00–3:30 P.M. ET Register for Webinar The Overcoming Barriers to Housing Webinar Series, produced by SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN), offers guidance on helping individuals who are experiencing homelessness and behavioral health conditions overcome common barriers to accessing safe and affordable housing. The second webinar in the series, Navigating Housing Programs for People Experiencing Homelessness , provides an overview of the programs and resources in place for providing housing to individuals and families who are expe

Schedule a site visit with your members of Congress

Invite your Representatives to Visit Homeless Assistance Programs in Your Community Direct constituent interactions have more influence on lawmakers' decisions than other advocacy strategies. Help us secure a $237 million increase for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants by scheduling a direct interaction with your lawmakers. Invite your member of Congress on a site visit of a homeless assistance program during the April 7-24 recess. Congress will likely make a decision on FY 2017 funding by April 28, so the time to act is now! Download Sample Invite and Support Letter Templates

42 CFR Part 2 Final Rule Now in Effect

--> 42 CFR Part 2 Final Rule Now in Effect In January 2017, SAMHSA issued the final rule for 42 CFR Part 2, Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (January 18, 2017; 82 FR 6052). In a Federal Register (FR) notice issued on February 16, 2017, SAMHSA delayed the effective date of the final regulations for 60 days in accordance with instructions received in a January 20, 2017, memo from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff (82 FR 10863). The revised 42 CFR Part 2 regulations became effective on March 21, 2017 . SAMHSA is now reviewing public comments for a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking issued concurrently with the final rule on January 18, 2017 (82 FR 5485). SAMHSA also is developing subregulatory guidance about 42 CFR Part 2. Are you interested in learning more about the new rule? On Friday, March 31, 2017, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, join Kimberly Jo

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Read about how Miami/FIU are supporting youth in higher education! Miami-Dade Public Schools and Florida International University Support Youth Transitioning to College Students experiencing homelessness during high school have a difficult time accessing and succeeding in college. This partnership between Miami-Dade Public Schools and Florida International University targets youth experiencing homelessness for services and support to help them achieve their higher education goals. Successfully Connecting