Team HMIS Performance Reports

Listed below is some info about our online Team HMIS Performance Reports. 

Locating Team HMIS Performance Reports
  1. Visit
  2. Hover over "RESOURCES" link at top + select your CoC or agency
  3. In "REPORTS" section, view the performance reports

"Housing Providers" report. Note the tabs at the top. Color codes based on housing type (Seasonal, ES, RRH, TH, PSH) 

Graph page. Note the tabs at the top to navigate to various graphs.  

Accountability + Collaboration + Transparency
  • Accountability
    • Increased data accuracy + data entry timeliness
    • Increased performance measures
    • Increased awareness and funding
    • Facilitates CoC rating/ranking and prioritization
    • Facilitates monitorings and audits
  • Collaboration
    • Analysis of data for successes and areas in need of improvement 
    • Sharing of best practices, ideas, methodologies, workflows 
    • Referrals increased to those providers in need 
    • Resources made available to those providers in need
  • Transparency
    • Data easily accessible for everyone to view on a single page
    • Client counts, performance measures, service counts, etc.
    • Decreases workload for all HMIS users + admins
    • Analyze + monitor program performance by program type

Automation + Data Sources + Hardware + Software
  • Data Sources
    • HUD CoC APR (canned ServicePoint report) 
    • Client Served Report (canned ServicePoint report) 
    • Daily Unit Report (canned ServicePoint report)
    • Shelter Recurrence (automated w/scheduler)
  • Hardware
    • Chromebook ($199)
  • Software
    • Data: ServicePoint 
    • Data Page: Google Sheets (free) 
      • Simple formulas to automate totals, %'s, etc. 
    • Graphs: Google Docs (free) 
      • Simple formulas to automate graphs
    • Instructions: Blogger (free)
    • Social: Google+ (free)
    • Storage: Google Drive (free)
    • Website: Google Sites (free) 

Reminder: NDRC Webinar - Equity and Achieving Equitable Outcomes – November 4, 2014 - 3:00 PM EST

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Reminder: NDRC Webinar - Equity and Achieving Equitable Outcomes
November 4, 2014 - 3:00 PM EST

This topical webinar is one in many upcoming webinars in the NDRC Webinar Series. This webinar focuses on how strategies to ensure that planning and development activities deliver benefits across all segments of society and that policies are considered that lead to better environmental and economic impacts on vulnerable and/or historically disadvantaged communities.
Moderator: Dr. Matthew Tejada (EPA Office of Environmental Justice)
Presenters: Kalima Rose (Policy Link)
                 Flozell Daniels (Foundation for Louisiana)
                 Suzi Ruhl (EPA Office of Environmental Justice)
                 Carlton Eley (EPA Office of Environmental Justice)

Please note that you DO NOT need to register to join this webinar. Instructions to access the webinar directly are provided below. However, if you would like to get credit for this webinar, you may use the link to register.

Participation Instructions

To Join via Webex

  1. At least 10 minutes before the start time, Log in to the webinar
  2. Enter your first name, last name, and e-mail address
  3. Enter the meeting password: NDRC2014
  4. Click “Join Now”
  5. WebEx “Event Manager” software will load; this can take several minutes
  6. Once the meeting window has opened, join the teleconference by calling toll-free: (877) 810-9527
  7. When prompted, enter in the meeting access code: 3991029

To Join via Teleconference (Audio-only)

  1. Call toll-free: (877) 810-9527
  2. When prompted, enter in the meeting access code: 3991029

Additional Instructions

For additional instructions, such as how to ask a question during the webinar session, please visit the Training Course detail page.

Training Point of Contact

Kathy Kaminski | 847-421-7009 | or
George Martin | 410-547-1825 | 

To find out more information about upcoming webinars and access materials from previously held webinars, go to the NDRC Webinar Series News page.

Reminder: Updated Resources Available for 2014 AHAR Data

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Reminder: Updated Resources Available for 2014 AHAR Data

The Homeless Data Exchange (HDX) contains updated resources to help communities as you work to submit draft data by the November 14, 2014 deadline. The following materials are available via the AHAR Reports, Guides, Tools, and Webinars page.
If additional questions arise that are not addressed by these resources, consult your AHAR Liaison or submit them online through the HDX Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. To submit a question to the HDX AAQ portal, select "HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange (including PIT, HIC, and AHAR)" from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

Fwd: Medicare Open Enrollment

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Dear Grantee:

We would like to remind you that the Medicare Open Enrollment period began on October 15, 2014 and ends December 7, 2014.

This is a great opportunity for eligible recipients to:
Review current coverage (for health and prescription plans)
Compare current coverage with other options
Make changes for next year
And much more!
Please take time to review the link below and learn more about Medicare Open Enrollment today.

We also encourage you to share this important message with your staff, particularly those who work to assist clients in obtaining medical and other benefits.

Best regards.

Jayme S. Marshall, M.S., Chief, Homeless Programs Branch, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and

C. Danielle Johnson Byrd, M.P.H., Chief, Co-Occurring and Homeless Activities Branch, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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Behavioral Health is Essential To Health • Prevention Works • Treatment is Effective • People Recover
SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) provides technical assistance and support to Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as providers, individuals, and families who experience and/or are at risk of homelessness. Technical assistance and support services are provided through individualized technical assistance, Webinars/e-learning opportunities, products, workshops, or through the Website:
To help ensure successful delivery of all future HHRN messages, please be sure to add to your list of Safe Senders. For questions, please contact Naeemah Carter at .
SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN)

Homelessness Declines 2 Percent Since 2013, 11 Percent Since 2007

October 30, 2014    

POLICY  |  DATA + RESEARCH  |  TOOL + TRAINING  |  NEWS + MEDIA Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro

Spotlight On...
Homelessness Declines 2 Percent Since 2013, 11 Percent Since 2007

According to numbers released today by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the number of people experiencing homelessness on a given night has declined by 2 percent since 2013, and by 11 percent since 2007. During the January 2014 Point-in-Time Count, volunteers counted 578,424 people experiencing homelessness.

Additional Findings
  • Of the In 578,424 people experiencing homelessness on a given night in January 2014, 69 percent were sheltered, 31 percent were unsheltered.
  • 23 percent of all homeless people counted were children under the age of 18; 10 percent were between the ages of 18 and 24, and 66 percent were 25 years old or older.
  • 63 percent of people counted were experiencing homelessness as individuals, while 37 percent were homeless people in families.
  • Homelessness among people in families declined by 3 percent since 2013 and by 8 percent since 2007.

HUD's Point-in-Time Count is the only national survey that counts everyone who is staying in a shelter or other homeless programs as well as people who are living on the streets or other places not meant for human habitation. Its methodology is fairly consistent over time, allowing an assessment of whether the number of homeless people is growing or shrinking. It does not, however, count every single homeless person, nor does it assess the number of people who are at high risk of homelessness because they have unstable or unacceptable housing.


The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, non profit organization dedicated to solving the problem of homelessness and preventing its continued growth.


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Learn the Basics of the Health Insurance Marketplace (


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Health Insurance Marketplace 101 Webinar - Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Health Insurance Marketplace
101 Webinar
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | 3 p.m. Eastern Time
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAMHSA invite you to join us for a webinar on the basics of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The webinar will provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act and key features of the Health Insurance Marketplace (, such as premium tax credits, cost-sharing reductions, eligibility requirements, renewal instructions, and special enrollment periods.
In addition, we will discuss how individuals and organizations can help during open enrollment by becoming a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization and Champion for Coverage. CACs are volunteers who assist people to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Champions for Coverage help by educating people in their community about the importance of getting covered and how to enroll.
Dial-in number: 1-888-390-0973
Conference I.D. number: PW9314435
Audience passcode: OC114
No registration required. Please join us 5 minutes early.

Questions about the webinar?
This webinar will be recorded and available for replay for 30 days.
You can access the replay here.

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