MSHDW News 07/06/15 (w/2015 MD PIT Report)

Listed below are recent news and updates.  As always, we are very grateful for your continued support.  Your efforts assist us with providing the necessary awareness, collaboration, and funding opportunities for our current/future programs.  If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Team HMIS at 410-887-5968.  We're glad to assist!

  • Employment Opportunities
  • Point in Time 2015 Maryland & CoC's (draft #3)
    • Please review carefully, and inform me of any errors/omissions.
    • Note that the last 2 pages contain comparisons to the last 3 PIT years where sheltered + unsheltered counts were required.
  • Program Guidelines + Updates: The guides below were researched, highlighted, and outlined by my teammate, Sam!
    • Prioritizing Chronically Homeless + Housing First (outline + guides)
    • RHY HMIS Guidance
    • SSVF: When reporting placement rates to your local VA Medical Center, data must match the HMIS placement data.  Do not self-report placement rates that differ from the HMIS data. You must enter a Residential Move-In Date into your HMIS for RRH households as soon as the Veteran / household moves into permanent housing.  The Residential Move-In Date should be the date that they actually begin staying in a residence intended to be permanent.  This is critical in order to receive credit for RRH placements – especially for participants who have not yet been discharged/exited at the time you upload your data.
    • System Performance Measures (outline + guides)







Jason Burns, MCSE
Systems Administrator
443-574-HMIS
410-887-5968

Always use our manuals. NEVER guess! Proper data saves hours! 

Baltimore County HMIS News 7/6/15

Listed below are recent HMIS news and updates.  As always, we are very grateful for your continued support.  Your efforts assist us with providing the necessary awareness, collaboration, and funding opportunities for our current/future programs.  If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Team HMIS at 410-887-5968.  We're glad to assist!



Jason Burns, MCSE
Systems Administrator
443-574-HMIS
410-887-5968

Always use our manuals. NEVER guess! Proper data saves hours! 

Save the Date: Emergency Solutions Grants Program: Using IDIS for Financial Management Webinar - July 23, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT


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Save the Date:
Emergency Solutions Grants Program: Using IDIS for Financial Management Webinar - July 23, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT


This presentation is the first of three webinars designed to provide an overview of how recipients can use IDIS for effective financial management of their Emergency Solutions Grants program. This introductory webinar reviews the implementation of Grant Based Accounting principles for ESG, highlights the key ESG financial management capabilities of IDIS data, identifies the components of ESG financial management reports in IDIS, and begins to explain how recipients can use these reports for financial management of the ESG program.

Who Should Attend?

The Emergency Solutions Grants Program: Using IDIS for Financial Management is relevant to all ESG recipients and especially those staff responsible for funding and drawing ESG funds in IDIS. This webinar is limited to 1,500 participants.

Training Point of Contact

Chris Pitcher | 202-374-3380 | Chris.Pitcher@icfi.com
To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Training and Events.

Creating a HUD Exchange Account

If you have not yet registered for an HUD Exchange Learn account:
  • Go to the HUD Exchange (www.hudexchange.info)
  • Click Login to My HUD Exchange
  • Click Create an Account
  • Fill out the Personal Information and Login Information sections
  • Click the Step 2 button
  • Click the Register button. (All fields in Step 2 are optional, and you may register without completing this section.)
  • Your account has been created. You will receive a confirmation email
If you are unsure if you have an HUD Exchange Learn account:
  • Go to the HUD Exchange Login page, and enter your email address into the field: Forget Username or Password?
  • If a username for that email address already exists, you will receive an email with a temporary password that you can use to follow the steps above. If not, you’ll receive an error message.


REMINDER - Webinar: Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration and Homelessness Among Veterans

Webinar: Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration and Homelessness Among Veterans
Wednesday, July 8 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
There is a high prevalence of criminal justice system involvement among veterans experiencing homelessness, with some estimates indicating that as many as one-half of all veterans experiencing homelessness are involved in the justice system. Strategies to end veteran homelessness must therefore also encompass efforts to address and reduce justice system involvement. One starting point for this is to include criminal justice settings as part of the locations where veterans experiencing and at-risk of homelessness are identified and engaged, spanning every step in the criminal justice process, from arrest to reintegration back to society. Some key approaches include:
  • In-reach efforts into jails and prisons as communities identify and engage all Veterans who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness,
  • Partnerships with corrections departments to prevent the homelessness of Veterans who are re-entering the community from prison or jail, and
  • Collaborations with law enforcement agencies and courts to divert Veterans from jail or advance alternatives to incarceration.
This webinar — hosted by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the NCHV NVTAC, and VA’s Veterans Justice Programs — provides information to help communities integrate criminal justice system partnerships into their effort to prevent and end homelessness among veterans. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT.
For more information and to register for Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration and Homelessness Among Veterans, click here