NHSDC Spring 2018 Conference - Call for Session Proposals

The NHSDC Fall Conference Registration is Open, Hotel Reservations are Available, and the Call for Presentations is Open!
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Call for Session Proposals Due Feb. 2

The National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) will be holding its Spring Conference on April 18-19, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. We are looking for experienced speakers and presenters who are excited to share their human services data expertise with attendees from around the country.

Please read our call for for session proposals instructions and submit your conference session proposal here. Proposals are due by Friday, February 2, 2018, at 8pm PST.

Our team of proposal reviewers will work with proposers on matching resources in other communities, combining sessions and enhancing presentations, where appropriate, to provide the best possible content for attendees.

Book Your Hotel Now! 

This year's conference will be held at the historic Omni William Penn Hotel in beautiful downtown Pittsburgh. The conference rate is a reasonable $159 per night. Please use this link or call 1-800-THE-OMNI (843-6664) to book your room. We usually sell out so advise reserving your room early! Conference registration, along with registration for pre-conference activities, will be open before the end of January.

About the National Human Services Data Consortium

The NHSDC provides information, assistance, peer education, and lifelong learning to its membership and other interested parties in the articulation, planning, implementation, and continuous operation of technology initiatives to collect, aggregate, analyze, and present information regarding the provision of human services.

Our conferences highlight the good work that you and your community are doing to leverage data in the fight to end homelessness. All communities employ different strategies and creative means to tackle the social services issues.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

Copyright © 2018 National Human Services Data Consortium, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
National Human Services Data Consortium
1111 - 9th Street
Ste 245
Des Moines, IA 50314

January 2018 ART Gallery Update

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January 2018 ART Gallery Update
We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year!

January 2018 ART Gallery Update:
  • The revised "0640 - HUD Data Quality Framework Report - v6" ART Gallery report will be available in the ART Gallery on Monday, January 15th, 2018.
  • The revised "0630 - Sheltered-Unsheltered PIT 2018 - v20" ART Gallery report which will have changes needed for the 2018 PIT submission to HUD will be available in the ART Gallery on Monday, January 15, 2018.
  • We currently expect the revised "0628 - HIC Supplement - v8" and "0629 - Housing Inventory Count - v16" ART Gallery reports to be available in the ART Gallery mid to late February, 2018.

We will also be updating the "Unsheltered PIT Workflow" document with the below 2018 change. This document will be available in the SalesForce Library by end of business on 1/5/2018.
  • Add this question to PIT assessment - "If yes for Domestic Violence Victim/Survivor, are you currently fleeing?".  This is because HUD is requiring that data reported on survivors of domestic violence should be limited to reporting on those who are currently experiencing homelessness because they are fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking, as opposed to reporting on survivors who have ever experienced these circumstances.

We will send out an announcement in the future when the revised 0628/0629 reports are available in the ART Gallery.

Please contact your CCA if you have any questions.
Mediware Information Systems, Inc.
11711 W. 79th St. | Lenexa, KS 66214 | (888) MEDIWARE
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Your Annual Report: 5 Steps to Increase Funding and Impact Your Community


Your Annual Report:
5 Steps to Increase Funding and
Impact Your Community
Register to attend this valuable webinar for non-profit agencies 
Register Free >
Thursday, January 18th at 1pm ET / 10am PT
Your Annual Report offers a unique opportunity to promote your organization. You can raise new funds. Gain media attention. Increase volunteerism. And enhance public policy. Yet without the right planning, it can also be a daunting 6-month journey.
Join us for this engaging webinar that lays out a 5-step blueprint to turn your annual report into a powerful vehicle for change. You will gain proven, easy-to-implement advice for each stage of the report-building process:
  1. Establish a framework. You'll gain tips to build an initial outline based on the needs of your stakeholders, the hypotheses you will research and the outcome measures and indicators you will focus on.
  2. Validate the Data. It's essential to check the accuracy of your data, given all the different players who touch it over the course of a year. We'll review ways to review, correct and standardize your numbers so that they hold up to media and funder scrutiny.
  3. Analyze the Results. You may run dozens or hundreds of reports to uncover the true state of your community. Some trends will be obvious, others will surprise you. You'll see examples of how to validate the data and work with people on the ground to build a compelling story.
  4. Prepare for Release. It's critical to control the narrative, so that all your stakeholders (funding sources, legislators, agencies, the media) are on the same page. You will learn how to hold effective pre-release meetings that satisfy the competing agendas of various stakeholders.
  5. Release the Report. We'll cover examples of media events, government visits, and other methods to maximize the effectiveness of your Annual Report.
Join Gerry Leslie, Project Director, and Jason Weller, Director of Provider Support and Marketing, both from the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness, as they share their experience putting together the annual report for one of the nation's largest nonprofit membership organizations. Reserve your place now...
Can't make the webinar?
Register for this event and you will receive a link to the recording and related files, which you can review any time!

CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports Posted

The CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports, as of January 1, 2018, have been posted to HUD Exchange.
These reports provide funding information for each city and state that receive CPD program funds, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), HOME, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Housing Trust Fund (HTF).
Reports detail the size of each grant received over the past several years, as well as the total amount of funds currently available to be spent on affordable housing and community and economic development activities.
CPD Funding Matrix Note: Based on the requirement that a grantee uses the adjusted ratio for determining its compliance with the CDBG timeliness standard of having no more than 1.5 times its annual allocation in its adjusted line of credit balance 60 days prior to the end of its current program year, HUD is in the process of updating the CDBG recapture risk column in the CPD Funding Matrix report, revised calculation is pending. In the meantime, a grantee wanting to know how much CDBG funding it may have at risk of recapture can do the following simple calculation:
{Adjusted line of credit (LOC) balance [LOC + program income + revolving loan fund balance(s)]} – {Annual allocation for current program year x 1.5} = Amount of potential reduction in next year’s grant (not to exceed actual grant amount)
Expenditures (all recipients): within 24 months from the date HUD signs the grant agreement.
Grantees with additional questions should contact their local field office.
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

2018 PIT Volunteer Opportunities by Maryland CoC

Please visit this link to find 2018 MD PIT Volunteer Opportunities.