HMIS Version 6 Webinar

211OC will be holding a HMIS version 6 webinar on Wednesday, October 4th, from 11:00 – 12:00.  Please use this link to join, and please call in so you can ask questions during the call.  Please also plan to have HMIS version 6 open at the start of the call, as we would like users to follow along on their computer during the call.  If you are unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and posted on our website.

Update on Common Issues in Version 6!

Check out this list of the Common Issues in HMIS Version 6, as well as updates on when these issues will be resolved.  Please continue to send any issues you are experiencing to the HMIS Helpdesk so we can work with Adsystech to resolve them.

For any agencies completing CSV Exports in version 5, please use this tracking document to track the changes you are making in HMIS.

We appreciate your patience during this process!

HMIS Part 3 Training is No Longer Required!

As of September 27th, 2017, 211OC is no longer requiring HMIS Part 3 Training! We have decided to discontinue this training as part of an effort to reduce your burden of administrative tasks that must be completed in order to access HMIS.

In the next few days we will be sending out an HMIS User Survey that will include, among other topics, an opportunity for you to let us know what optional trainings would be most beneficial to you.

We would also like to remind you that our online trainings are meant to serve as an ongoing resource for you to reference while working in HMIS. You can log in to your account at any time and review all of the training materials you have completed. We hope this helps your workflow!

Please see the new HMIS User training flowchart here.


Important – HMIS Version 6 Training

All Agency Administrators received an email from the HMIS Help Desk on September 19th regarding the new required training for all HMIS Users in preparation for a new version of HMIS implemented by Adsystech.

Agencies have varying dates of Version 6 implementation and as such deadlines for completing this new training are different, please check with your Agency Administrator in order to confirm the deadline for your agency.

All HMIS Users must complete this training by the date their agency is scheduled to be rolled over to Version 6 due to the new interface in Version 6.

Access the training here! We appreciate your patience during this implementation as we know this impacted schedule is tough.

September 2017 User Meeting Webinar

We are holding a User Meeting Webinar this month on Wednesday September 13th from 10:00 to 11:00AM. Use this link to join the meeting next week!

Our agenda for this meeting is as follows:

  1. HMIS Vendor Update
  2. Adsystech Version 6 Implementation
  3. HIC Update
  4. Data Standards Changes Training
  5. LGBT Sensitivity Training Online?
  6. Data Quality Meetings
  7. Question and Answer Time

Please take this opportunity to ask the HMIS Team any questions you may have, we love haring from you!

This meeting is not required, but we highly encourage at least one representative from each agency to attend.

There is no need to register or RSVP for the meeting, simply click this link on the 13th.

Check out past meeting minutes and PowerPoints here.

Save the Date! Rapid Re-Housing Institutes Training

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with the support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is pleased to announce a new  training opportunity for Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) practitioners and crisis response system planners! This is HUD-approved training. This means, while there is no registration fee for this training, the costs associated with travel and staff time to attend are approved CoC and ESG Program costs.

The VA, in close partnership with HUD, our technical assistance providers, and other national partners, are currently planning two Rapid Rehousing Institutes for the fall of 2017. These events, which will be identical to each other in content and agenda, will bring together RRH practitioners and planners from around the country for an intensive, two-day training focused on two separate tracks: a Practice Track and a System Track. We expect RRH project staff and stakeholders from the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), CoC and ESG Programs to all be represented at the events.

The Practice Track will focus on direct training to RRH direct service practitioners. Some topics in the practice track will include an overview of the Core Components of RRH, Strategies for Engaging Landlords, Creating Housing Plans, Evaluating and Improving Performance and System Planning, among others.

A separate System Track will focus on Community Coordination, RRH planning, Coordinated Entry/Prioritization, RRH Management and other community wide practices relevant to successful implementation of RRH as a primary response to homelessness. Attendees will be required to select a track during the registration process – more detail about each track will be sent prior to registration.

Due to space limitations, there will be a limit to the number of individual attendees per Continuum of Care. Most CoCs will be limited to up to 3 participants (including any ESG recipients or subrecipients interested in attending), while CoCs with Annual Renewal Demand amounts over $20 million will be able to send up to 8 participants. Slots will be provided on a first come first serve basis and there are only 200 slots per institute. Once registration opens act fast to ensure your CoC will be represented.

This new training opportunity aims to help standardize strong RRH practices across funding streams and provide an avenue for RRH practitioners and other stakeholders across the country to learn from one another and from our technical assistance specialists and faculty.

With all this in mind, CoC and ESG recipients should coordinate and work with their RRH providers to identify whether there are programs/staff interested in attending these trainings.

While the site locations are still being confirmed, we anticipate the following schedule:

  • East Coast Rapid Rehousing Institute: October 24-25, 2017 (City TBD)
  • West Coast Rapid Rehousing Institute: October 31 – November 1, 2017 (City TBD)

We will continue to provide information as registration and travel logistics come into focus. In the meantime, questions related to these events can be sent to the SSVF program’s technical assistance address at

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