Our team truly believes in the power of data. NH-HMIS is the vehicle we use to help drive additional funding to better serve our clients. We look forward to working with you all to help NH meet, and even exceed its HMIS goals.
The release of the 2015 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) Part 2 reinforces the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and its Federal partners’ continued commitment to providing policy-makers and practitioners with information needed to help prevent and end homelessness. It also demonstrates the commitment to continuously improve the data we collect and report on ending homelessness.
We are happy to announce that the Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services has a new Data Analyst! Please welcome Roger Pitzer to the team at BHHS. Roger will also be helping HMIS with reporting, most important, Data Quality.
We are working on the details for the mandatory HMIS annual training.
The dates are:
Monday 10/3 Nashua (at Harbor Homes, 45 High Street)
Tuesday 10/4 Manchester (at Manchester Community Resource Center 434 Lake Ave.)
Wednesday – Friday 10/5 – 10/7 Concord (DHHS training room 64 South Street)
We will send out more details as soon as we have them.
There will be updates to the 2014 HMIS Data Standards and the effective date is October 1, 2016.
Holly Pettit has recently been added to the HMIS team as Tech Writer. She has several years’ experience working with the homeless community as well as with substance abuse clients and persons with traumatic brain injury. As a US Army veteran, she has a keen awareness of issues such as PTSD and brain injury which leave veterans at-risk for homelessness. As Tech Writer she hopes to streamline the forms and documentation used by providers. Clear documentation means providers spend less time with paperwork, and more time with their clients.
John V Moore joined the Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services on April 4 in the Data Analyst role. John came from Harvard Business Publishing where he ran their customer marketing database and performed customer and web insight analytics. He said he is really looking forward to doing analytics and working with the State's homeless population. John has an MBA from the Univ. of Texas at Austin. He and his wife Barbara just became proud New Hampshirites after buying a home in Wilmot NH. He has 6 grandkids and according to him, 'a Doberman who is smarter than he is'.
In HMIS, Veteran Status should be ‘Yes’ for anyone who has ever been on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, regardless of discharge status or length of service.
• For members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, active duty begins when a military member reports to a duty station after completion of training.
• For members of the Reserves and National Guard, active duty is any time spent activated or deployed, either in the United States or abroad.