It is with much regret that we must inform the community that Casey Parnis, an HMIS Data Analyst, is no longer working at 211OC.
With Casey’s departure, the HMIS department is currently a little short-handed so please bear with us in the interim while we go through the hiring process.
We are currently seeking candidates for HMIS Jr. Data Analyst and HMIS Data Analyst positions. If you know of anyone qualified, please share the job links.
211OC Job Openings
We added a new Patch Notes category so if you ever need to see what enhancements or updates have been made to the HMIS system, you can quickly and easily find them. Enjoy!
On Homeless and Poverty
An article by Urban Initiatives
The Realignment of HUD Continuum of Care Program Funding:
Some Continuums of Care will be Winners and Some will be Losers
By Joe Colletti, PhD
Institute for Urban Initiatives on Homelessness and Poverty
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has begun to realign its annual Continuum of Care Program competitive funding which is about $2 billion annually. As a result, some HUD designated continuums of care for homeless assistance1 will likely see a significant increase in total funding, while others may remain stagnant or likely see significant decreases over the next couple of years. Such was the case in 2015 in California…
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On October 1, USICH, HUD, and VA released revised criteria for determining whether or not a community has achieved an end to Veteran homelessness. The updated criteria were accompanied by new benchmarks designed to measure whether or not a community has reached the goal.
Click here to read the entire article from USICH.gov.
A revised FY 2015 CoC Program Competition NOFA has been posted to the FY 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program NOFA: CoC Program Competition page on the HUD Exchange.
Corrections, posted September 24, 2015, include corrections to internal citations throughout the NOFA and corrections to the date ranges for HUD forms such as the HUD-2880 and HUD-5007. All corrections are noted in red font and yellow highlights.
The corrections made to the NOFA will not extend the submission deadline, November 20, 2015, at 7:59:59 PM EST.
If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues, please submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
If you have questions related to the CoC Program interim rule or a policy related question, please submit your questions to the CoC Program Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
The AAQ accepts question submissions 24/7. However, responses are usually provided between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except for weekends and federal holidays. Additionally, per the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition NOFA, starting 2 days prior to the application deadline for FY 2015 funds, the AAQ will respond only to emergency technical support questions up to the deadline of Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:59:59 PM EST.
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness just published an article about ending youth homelessness through a coordinated community response. Visit their website to read more about their vision and to read their briefing about how with Opening Doors they set a national goal to prevent and end youth homelessness by 2020.
Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness, a Coordinated Community Response (PDF)
The National Alliance to End Homelessness just released a research brief available for download. From the naeh website:
FILES:DATA SNAPSHOT: RECENT RAPID RE-HOUSING RESEARCH (PDF | 142 KB | 2 PAGES)
Rapid re-housing is growing exponentially in communities nationwide as a proven way to end homelessness for families and individuals…..
Click here to read more.