[MARHMIS] Job Posting - NJ HMIS Director

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency has posted their Director of HMIS position.  The notice will close on May 24th.  See the job description below and click here to go to the posting on the State's site..

This is a great opportunity to join a mature and well established HMIS doing great things across the State.  There's a strong team in place with great relationships across the CoC's and strong support from its State Partners.

Director of HMIS



Job Title:Director of HMISIssue Date:5/3/2016
Salary Range:R16Closing Date:5/24/2016
Division:HMISUnion Status:Non Union
FL Status:ExemptEmployment Status:Full Time
Under supervision, oversee project implementation and day-to-day operations of the New Jersey State HMIS Collaborative, including provision of technical assistance to homeless service providers throughout the State of New Jersey on the development and uses of a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); manage the Statewide Advisory Committee and state partners Steering Committee meetings, problem and issue resolution and schedule tracking; develop goals and work plans and assign work activities and projects; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; establish and maintain contact with the HMIS technology vendor that will provide services for the web-based system. Coordinate vendor application and database activities; develop and maintain a mechanism of reciprocal and effective communication between the NJHMFA and the Continuum of Care organizations; provide consultation and technical assistance to organizations to support implementation of the HMFA New Jersey Statewide HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) Collaborative; provide program information to individuals, housing sponsors and other members of the public and coordinate training programs for housing sponsors; assist with review of special needs program guidelines as needed and recommend revisions to support special needs unit production; develop and maintain high level of familiarity with project financing and technical assistance programs which promote and support housing activities which are offered by local, county, state and federal agencies as well as by corporations, foundations and non-profit organizations; create annual project budgets and submit to HUD for approval; implement all Federal and State regulations governing the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Collaborative; complete special projects as assigned.
Four (4) year college degree (MA preferred); extensive related experience; eight (8) years minimum of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience that meets the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Work experience in Information Technology, with knowledge of web based technology and a strong background in IT project management, System Change Management and Application Development required.   Knowledge of  Human Services/Homeless Services is strongly encouraged.
Extensive knowledge of IT project management and implementation procedures; thorough knowledge of Information Technology principles, practices and techniques, including web-based technology; knowledge of homeless management information systems and best practices preferred; knowledge of human service and/or homeless service systems preferred; knowledge of Federal Government's (HUD) NOFA application process and Annual Performance Report application process; knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting and the ability to analyze budgets and financial statements; ability to interact effectively with HMFA, State and local officials, homeless provider organizations, professional/technical groups and the general public to direct and supervise the work performance of others.
HMFA provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes the following: health, dental and prescription drug plans; vision care; deferred compensation plans; Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS); personal, sick and vacation days; tuition reimbursement and paid holidays. Residency in the State of New Jersey is required of all employees with an agency of the State in accordance with the New Jersey First Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70).
The NJHMFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with all Federal, The NJHMFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with all Federal, State and Local Regulations. NJHMFA provides equal employment opportunity to both individuals with veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

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Director, Client Services
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[MARHMIS] Fwd: Invitation to Demonstrate HMIS Software Product

Good afternoon,

The Georgia HMIS Collaborative, consisting of approximately 4,600 active users in eight Continua of Care, will be issuing an HMIS RFP later this year; however, many of the stakeholders have never had the opportunity to see products from other software providers. In order to educate stakeholder discussions for the purpose of developing the RFP, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), as the designated HMIS Lead for the Georgia HMIS Collaborative, is extending an invitation to HMIS software vendors to demonstrate the functionality of their HMIS software product to the Georgia HMIS community and other stakeholders via GoToWebinar. Please note that these demonstrations will be for informational purposes only. 

Below are the guidelines that will be implemented for the demonstration webinars:
·         Each vendor will have 50 minutes demonstration time; and
·         The webinar will not be interactive.
·         Each vendor is encouraged to provide an overview of their HMIS software product and features. 
·         Specific content of the presentation is at the discretion of each vendor.
The allotted dates and times in which the demonstrations will be conducted are:
·            Wednesday, May 18, at 9:00am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm
·            Thursday, May 19, at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, and 3:00pm
If you wish to participate and conduct a demonstration of your system for the GA HMIS community and other stakeholders, please provide your contact information (contact name, phone and email) and list your top 3 date and time preferences to the attention of Scott Kubie (scott.kubie@dca.ga.gov) by 12:00pm on Monday May 16, 2016.

If all of the allocated timeslots are taken and additional providers wish to provide an informational demonstration of their HMIS software product, additional timeslots will be made available the following week.

Upon receipt, Scott will provide an acknowledgement of your request and your designated time.  Each vendor will receive the webinar connection information at least 2 days prior to the allotted demonstration.

Any questions should be directed to Scott Kubie at 404-679-3155.  Vendors are prohibited from directly contacting members of the Georgia HMIS Collaborative community in regards to the upcoming HMIS RFP and all inquiries must be directed to Scott Kubie.  Failure to comply may disqualify any subsequent proposal made by the vendor in response to the RFP.

Again, these demonstrations are for information gathering purposes for the Georgia HMIS Collaborative community.  There are no guarantees or commitments being made based upon the participation of a vendor.  A vendor that chooses not to participate in the demonstration webinars will be allowed to submit a response to the upcoming RFP.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail as appropriate.

Kindest regards –


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Scott Kubie
Agency Procurement Officer
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30329

Direct 404-679-3155

COC and ESG Rent Reasonableness and FMRs

The links below explain the key relationship between an area’s “rent reasonableness” determination and the published FMR for projects supporting leasing costs and/or rental assistance under the COC Program and ESG program. It’s important to note the differences between housing projects funded under the Leasing Budget Line Item and those funded under the Rental Assistance Budget Line Item.

Recipients must establish their own written policies and procedures for documenting comparable rents and ensure that they are followed when documenting rent reasonableness in the case file. A recipient may require all subrecipients to use a specific form or a particular data source. Use of a single form to collect data on rents for units of different sizes and locations will make the data collection process uniform. A sample form is attached.

Since CPD staff is monitoring these programs for the first time using the new checklists and specifically for ESG Rapid Rehousing activities and COC Permanent Supportive Housing projects, it’s prudent to have a clear understanding of this area.