New Resources Available for Understanding Chronic Homelessness in Your CoC’s HMIS

HUD has developed a new series of three webinars to assist Continuums of Care (CoCs) and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agencies understand how HMIS can be used to assist in identifying people who are experiencing chronic homelessness. The first of these three webinars is posted for your viewing, followed in three weeks by the “documentation” webinar, and in six weeks by the “reporting” webinar.
Each brief video recording will provide detailed information about one of the following topics:
  • Available now: Capturing information about a client’s living situation in HMIS needed to calculate their chronic homeless status. Every HMIS-participating project has to record clients’ living situation and disability status in HMIS at project entry based on information the client shares. This webinar assists HMIS Lead agencies and users understand how to navigate the relevant data elements in HMIS.
     
  • Coming Soon: Using HMIS to document a client’s chronic homeless status for eligibility purposes. This is achieved by looking at a client’s entries and exits in HMIS, rather than the self-reported data collected at each project entry. This webinar will provide information to HMIS Lead agencies and users about the types of information needed from a client’s HMIS record to serve as documentation of their time on the streets, in an emergency shelter, or in a safe haven.
     
  • Coming Soon: Reporting on chronic homelessness combines these two concepts by looking at self-reported data and enrollment histories for each client to generate reports on the people experiencing chronic homelessness in your CoC. This webinar will describe how information from an HMIS record is used to determine chronic homeless status and how those results can be supplemented for local planning purposes.
Visit the Chronic Homelessness page on the HUD Exchange to access these webinars and more resources related to chronic homelessness.

Questions about the use of HMIS as it relates to chronic homelessness?

If you have questions about the content of this web series, please submit them through the HUD Exchange Ask a Question (AAQ) portal. On Step 2 of the question submission process, select HMIS Reporting System in the “My question is related to” dropdown.
         
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JOBS: SSVF Program Administrator (Baltimore County, MD)

Job opportunity at Mosaic Community Services, Inc - SSVF Administrator (VET130)


Title: SSVF Administrator                                                                  FLSA Status:  Exempt
Department/Division: Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Salary Range: 50k-55k

General Summary:

Works under the supervision of Director.  Demonstrates independent judgment and is responsible for overseeing the efficient daily administrative operations of the Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF) program.  Coordinates with the Director and Finance as appropriate, as part of assisting with the preparation, updating, and regular monitoring of budgets related to all aspects of SSVF, including staffing and administrative matters.  Oversees the regular coordination of collaboration with the VA, the C.O.C.s across the state, and all other pertinent agencies, attending all pertinent meetings as appropriate. Conducts internal reviews of program files on at least a quarterly basis. Coordinates preparation for all external and internal audits and monitoring visits.  Provides support to all staff  as directed and needed by Director. Serves as a liaison to individuals enrolled in programs, staff and the public regarding non-clinical issues.

Principle Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Execute assigned tasks in a timely manner and/or by deadline given.  Tasks can include collecting data, maintaining records, creating reports, transcribing, filing, proofreading, record keeping, maintaining communications, managing small projects, and/or anything else assigned by Director.
2. Coordinates with the Director and Finance as part of assisting with the preparation, updating, and regular monitoring of budgets related to all aspects of SSVF, including staffing and administrative matters.
3.       Oversees the regular coordination of collaboration with the VA, the C.O.C.s across the state, and all other pertinent agencies, attending all pertinent meetings as appropriate.
4.       Ensure the supply of all forms and documents needed for employees to complete job duties as necessary; including but not limited to coordinating the ordering and maintaining of all office/program supplies with Director approval.
5.       Conducts internal reviews of program files on at least a quarterly basis.
6.       Attend monthly team meeting and provide team building and program enhancing feedback as needed.
7.       Coordinates preparation for all external and internal audits and monitoring visits.
8.       Oversees the compilation, storage, and maintenance of electronic and paper files for all participating individual including, but not limited to, full records/charts, referrals, and notes
9.       Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  1. Must have at least a Bachelor's degree, and experience to the  preparation of department level budgets. 
  2. Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  3. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Ability to work evening and weekend.
  5. Basic computer skills to include knowledge of WORD.
  6. Valid Maryland driver’s license.  Must have a driving record with (2) or less points on it at the time of hire.
  7. Must have valid vehicle insurance.
  8. Ability to maintain moderate to heavy physical activity within the community to include walking (including stairs), lifting (groceries, laundry, furniture, etc.), driving, and some outdoor activities.
  9. Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  10. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  11. Ability to work evening and weekend.
  12. Basic computer skills to include knowledge of WORD.
  13. Ability to maintain moderate to heavy physical activity within the community to include walking (including stairs), lifting (groceries, laundry, furniture, etc.), driving, and some outdoor activities.

Reports to Director of Veteran Services 

For more information on Mosaic, or for other job opportunities, visit our website at http://www.mosaicinc.org/

Apply Now
  

Registration Reminder: Best Practices for Project Set-Up in the eCon Planning Suite Webinar - May 23, 2017 - 1 PM EDT

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) is holding a Question and Answer (Q&A) Webinar for all State and Entitlement grantees on best practices to successfully set-up your Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) Projects in the Annual Action Plan (AAP) section of the eCon Planning Suite.
This webinar will provide an overview of how to properly set-up projects in the AAP, and effectively and efficiently align IDIS Activity accomplishment data with the goals in the Strategic and AAP. The webinar will also help participants avoid time consuming mistakes. Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions to HUD and technical assistance providers regarding the eCon Planning Suite and Consolidated Plan process.
Participants will learn best practices for:
  • Creating new projects in the AAP
  • Adding existing projects previously created in IDIS
  • Removing prior-year projects copied over from previous Action Plans
  • Setting-up projects and associating IDIS activities to ensure a more accurate Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
  • Project set-up for State grantees

Webinar Schedule

Webinar Title Date and Time Registration Link
Best Practices for Project Set-Up in the eCon Planning Suite Tuesday, May 23, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 PM EDT
Register Today
Please note: Registration is required.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is relevant for anyone who prepares the Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, Amendments, or the CAPER in the eCon Planning Suite. The Q&A will provide a valuable opportunity to learn how to properly set up Projects in the eCon Planning Suite and troubleshoot issues.

Training Point of Contact

Jake LaSala | 240-582-3624 | econplan.training@cloudburstgroup.com

Registering for the Best Practices for Project Set-Up in the eCon Planning Suite Webinar

Access the registration page below and then select Register Now on the right side of the page.
If you have not yet registered for an HUD Exchange Learn account:
Create an Account on the HUD Exchange
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  2. Click Log In (at the upper right).
  3. Click Create an Account.
  4. Fill out the form, and click the Create Account button.
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  3. You will be brought directly to the course detail page in HUD Exchange Learn.
  4. Select the checkbox next to the class name and location and then select Enroll in this Class.
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.
To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Trainings.
         
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Upcoming Webinars From Our Partners

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30 Minutes On: Essential Health Benefits Coverage is Essential

Jointly sponsored by NHCHC, CSH, and NAEH
Monday, May 22, 2017; 1:00-1:30 p.m. ET
Learn about proposed changes to health care and the potential impact on vulnerable individuals in our communities in 30 Minutes On, a webinar series hosted by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, CSH and the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Webinars are hosted every other Monday at 1 p.m. ET.
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Expanding Access to Housing - Innovations in the Field

SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network
Monday, May 22, 2017; 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET
Finding housing for people experiencing homelessness can be especially challenging in rural and frontier communities. Typically, home ownership rates are high, and apartments or other rentals are few. Too often, the housing that is available is substandard. Join SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) to learn how rural Tennessee, Kentucky, and Vermont are creatively meeting their housing needs.
During this presentation, you'll discover
  • ideas for meeting local housing needs of people experiencing homelessness in rural areas,
  • strategies for identifying housing in rural communities, and
  • creative solutions to renovating rural housing.

Speakers

  • Bob Currie, Director of Housing and Homeless Services, Division of Mental Health Services, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
  • Tracy Nolan, RN, BSN, Community Outreach and Housing Director, Red Bird Mission, Beverly, Kentucky.
  • Brian M. Smith, Housing Program Administrator, Vermont Department of Mental Health.
Sherri Downing, HHRN Deputy Director, will moderate the presentations and the participant question and answer session at the end of the webinar.
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    Move-in Supports and Housing Stabilization

    SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network
    Thursday, May 25, 2017; 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET 
    The needs of our clients, who are experiencing homelessness and suffering from co-occurring disorders, don't end at the door of housing units.
    In fact, there are many challenges and pitfalls people may experience that can block housing access or cause a quick return to homelessness. Move-in Supports and Housing Stabilization, the latest webinar in HHRN's Overcoming Barriers to Housing series, will provide information on how housing and service providers can help their clients become stable and comfortable in their housing. 
    Topics include the following:
    • security deposits,
    • utility hook-ups and deposits,
    • finding furniture and household items,
    • helping people adapt to a new community,
    • adjusting to tenancy and housing, and
    • considerations for families experiencing homelessness.

    Speakers

    • Amanda Werhman, JD, Deputy Managing Director, HomeBase, San Francisco, CA
    • Mike Alvidrez, MA, Chief Executive Officer, Skid Row Housing Trust, Los Angeles, CA
    • Dana Schultz, MA, Program Manager, Central City Concern, Portland, OR

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