HMIS Report Card and Services Report (10/1/13 - 7/31/14)


Our most recent HMIS Report Card is posted on our hmisadmin.com site (or you may click this link to access directly), and attached is our most recent Services Report (both cover 10/1/13 - 7/31/14).

Please view the concerns below.  I will coordinate with John and Tony for an on-site half day HMIS workshop (w/lunch provided, of course).  In the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact me at any time with any questions.  Thank you!

  1. We are nearing the end of SSVF Year 3, so we must ensure all data is accurate and timely.

  2. ALL non-active clients MUST be Exited ASAP.                      
                     
  3. As per the most recent HMIS Report Card, a few of the SSVF CoC's appear to be missing data.
   

   
Jason Burns, MCSE   
Systems Administrator
HMIS Support Team   

hmisadmin.com   
(443) 574-HMIS   
       

LIMITED SEATING: HMIS Data and Report Card Review, 8/19/14, 1:30pm - 2:30pm


HMIS Data and Report Card Review (LAST ONE!!! LIMITED SEATING!!!) 8/19/14, 1:30pm - 2:30pm: 

If you are interested in attending a brief seminar about HMIS Data and Report Cards at our office, please reserve your seat ASAP!  To register, please either send us a support request, email, or call us at 410-887-5968.  

We have very limited seating left for this event, and it will be the last review for a while, so please take advantage of this opportunity!  Thank you.

   
   
Jason Burns, MCSE   
Systems Administrator
HMIS Support Team   

hmisadmin.com   
(410) 887-5968   
       

EMPLOYMENT OPP: HMIS Research Analyst I (Baltimore City)

  
Listed below is an employment opportunity.  Applicants must follow the instructions in the "To Apply" section at the bottom.  Thank you!

To view additional HMIS/Homeless/Prevention news, please visit our News and Updates site.  You may "Filter News by Type" on the left (may not be available on mobile phones).

HMIS resources are available at our hmisadmin.com site.
   

   
Jason Burns, MCSE   
Systems Administrator
HMIS Support Team   

hmisadmin.com   
(443) 574-HMIS   





BALTIMORE CITY MAYOR'S OFFICE OF HUMAN SERVICES
HMIS Research Analyst I
Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Human Services is seeking a dynamic professional to analyze and compile homelessness data and statistics from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).  This position reports to the HMIS Manager, Homeless Services Program.

Responsibilities of the HMIS Research Analyst I position include but are not limited to:
  Completing HomeStat Reports for monthly presentation  to the Mayor's CitiStat Team;  Compiling  data from  the  HMIS  and  other  sources;  and  maintaining  spreadsheets  used  for  accountability  reporting  on homeless services.
  Maintenance of the HUD required annual Housing Inventory Counts for Baltimore City CoC.  This includes maintaining current count of the number of beds in the City's shelter and housing programs in the Program Descriptor module of the HMIS; tracking changes in inventory at the program level; performing annual verification of inventory for point-in-time counts.
  In conjunction with the HMIS Director, define programming specifications for updates to the HMIS as needed; implement new agencies and programs on the HMIS as assigned; and prepare Project Monitor Request change forms for software vendor. 
  Providing  one-on-one technical assistance and support for end users; preparing  and maintaining  training materials. 
  Monitoring and facilitating the on-going collection of data in the HMIS for accuracy and completeness;  conduct  regular  monitoring  of  HMIS  participating  agencies  for  usage;  documentation problems, issues and resolutions.
  Maintaining the HMIS policies and procedures manual, making updates and revisions as needed; and provide training to homeless service providers on HMIS policies and procedures on a regular basis.
  Maintaining HMIS equipment inventory; and tracking of equipment distribution to homeless service providers. 
  Providing  support to the agency's  homeless  grant writing projects which include ensuring the accuracy and completeness of program descriptor data elements on the HMIS database. 
  Performing related work as required.

The ideal candidate will have:
  A  Bachelor's  degree  from  an  accredited  college  or  university  in  Information  Technology,  Business Administration,  Public  Administration  or  related  area.   Equivalent  combination  of  education  and experience,  including  Associate's  degree  in  Information  Technology,  Management  Information Systems, or a related area and three years'  experience in providing computer support or hardware and software installations / upgrades, troubleshooting problems, etc.
  Ability to collect, compile, verify and review data and statistics on homeless services programs for use in proposals,  presentations  and recommendations;  prepare reports, charts, graphs, statistical tabulations, and other documents using various data and statistics.
  Ability to plan, implement and evaluate homeless service programs and work with minimal direction. Must be a self-starter, with sound judgment and a high level of professionalism; team player with ability to prioritize multiple tasks.  Work must be timely and precise. 
  Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This  is  a  non-civil  service,  full-time  service  position  with  a  salary  range  of  $40,917  -  $49,573  and  a comprehensive  benefits  package.  Those  considered  for  employment  must  authorize  release  of  a  criminal background check from the Maryland State Police. 

To Apply: 
Please forward resumes by  regular  mail  or e-mail only  by  4:00 pm on August 15, 2014  to the attention  of  Ms.  Susan  Olubi,  Director  of  Administrative  Services,  Mayor's  Office  of  Human  Services,  7  E. Redwood Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202; Susan.Olubi@baltimorecity.gov.  No facsimiles accepted. 


Baltimore City is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

       

UPDATED: MSHDW Member Contact List



Our contact list has been updated.  Please review the link below, and inform me of any errors and/or omissions.  Thank you for your participation and support!

* For those of you missing phone numbers, please forward me your office phone number.  

* For those of you that originally requested to have your email and phone blocked from this list, please notify me if you wish to share your information.  



MSHDW Member Contact List (web) - view online (sorted by CoC)

MSHDW Member Contact List (csv) - download and open with Microsoft Excel




   
Jason Burns, MCSE   
Systems Administrator
HMIS Support Team   

hmisadmin.com   
(443) 574-HMIS   
       






Use of HOPWA Grant Funds for Participation at the 2014 U.S. Conference on AIDS


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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD Exchange Mailing List

Use of HOPWA Grant Funds for Participation at the 2014 U.S. Conference on AIDS


This message provides guidance to recipients of Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) formula and competitive grants on the use of HOPWA grant funds to pay for the cost of grantee or project sponsor staff attending the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) taking place in San Diego, CA, on October 2-5, 2014. Similar to prior guidance on program-related training activities, HOPWA funds are eligible for use by grantees and project sponsors to support reasonable costs for participation in USCA, as explained below.

Eligible Costs

Participation in USCA may be charged to a grantee’s HOPWA grant since the planned conference is relevant to the program. USCA promotes the use of best practices and research to inform program design and improve the housing stability and health outcomes of low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Reasonable costs of participation in this event, including costs for travel, lodging, and meals, may be applied to HOPWA accounts, if incurred in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 (for states and local governments) or OMB Circular A-122 (for non-profit organizations). States and local governments should pay particular attention to Items 27 and 43 of Attachment B to OMB Circular A-87. Non-profit organizations should pay particular attention to Items 29 and 51 of Attachment B to OMB Circular A-122.
Grantees may use the following standards for allocating costs to program activities:
  1. For HOPWA grantees and project sponsors, the reasonable costs of participating in this event can be allocated to the resource identification and administrative costs line items. Per 24 CFR 574.300(b)(2), resource identification is associated with efforts to establish, coordinate, and develop housing assistance resources for eligible persons. Administrative costs are associated with the management of HOPWA grants, and are subject to the established limitations under 24 CFR 574.300(b)(10). Grantees are responsible for prorating costs between these line items based on the subject matter presented in the conference sessions attended by grantee and/or project sponsor staff.

  2. Grantees and project sponsors may use other non-HOPWA sources for any or all of these costs, and may report these as leveraged other resources in supporting program objectives.

Questions

If you have questions about participation in USCA, please contact the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing: Amy Palilonis, CPD Specialist, at Amy.L.Palilonis@hud.gov or 202-402-5916.


Save the Date: eCon Planning Suite 2014 – In Person Trainings


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Save the Date:
eCon Planning Suite 2014 – In Person Trainings


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce a new series of  eCon Planning Suite 2014 in person trainings. Registration is coming soon on the HUD Exchange website.
Participants will learn:
  • Introduction and Process of the Con Plan Template
  • The Con Plan Template Needs Assessment
  • Strategic Plan for the Con Plan Template
  • Annual Action Plan and Reporting in the Con Plan Template
  • CPD Maps and application to their Con Plan
San Diego, CA
September 9, 2014
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San Diego, CA
September 10, 2014
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San Diego, CA
September 11, 2014
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Atlanta, GA
September 23, 2014
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Atlanta, GA
September 24, 2014
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Atlanta, GA
September 25, 2014
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Chicago, IL
October 14, 2014
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Chicago, IL
October 15, 2014
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Chicago, IL
October 16, 2014
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Registration for these trainings is not yet available. An email will be sent out through this mailing list when registration opens.
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Who Should Attend?

Due to limited space, registrations will be reviewed before enrollment is confirmed. Grantees with Consolidated Plans due early in Fiscal Year 2015 will receive priority in enrollment. Grantees located in Regions 9, 4, and 5 for the San Diego, Atlanta, and Chicago trainings respectively will also receive priority in enrollment.
Please note that all participants should already have IDIS User IDs and Consolidated Plan “create/edit” privileges. Participants must provide an IDIS ID & the upcoming Consolidated Plan due date in the registration form.

Training Point of Contact:

Brendan Bergin | 240-582-3309 | eConPlan.Training@Cloudburstgroup.com
To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to the Training and Events page.


MSHDW Contact List Update



Our contact list has been updated.  You may view the updated MSHDW Contact List.  

Please remember to visit our hmisadmin.com  resources website for anything HMIS related.  Thank you!



   
   
Jason Burns, MCSE   
Systems Administrator
HMIS Support Team   

hmisadmin.com   
(443) 574-HMIS