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.
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.
Jay Marton, recent hire to the HMIS team, is from Nashua N.H. He has 3 years of experience in the homeless field and understands the fundamentals of working in a non-profit setting. He understands the concepts of collaboration to maximize efficiency in the workforce. Jay has made IT part of his life for the last 23 years and hopes to add some of his personal strengths to the HMIS team tasks. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 603-882-3616 extension 1254.
Data Analyst – Full-time position requires creating and maintaining database reports. Responsibilities include: obtaining statistics from homeless service providers, statistical analysis and report writing using ART (Advanced Reporting Tool), which is SAP Business Objects software (similar to Crystal Reports).
We wanted to remind everyone that must submit an APR (Annual Performance Report) that the annual assessment must be recorded no more than 30 days before the anniversary of the client’s Project Entry Date, regardless of the date of the most recent ‘update’ or ‘annual assessment’, if any [annually]. Information must be accurate as of the Information Date.
The annual assessment is performed in the Entry/Exit tab using the "Interim" icon
We updated the annual assessment form, but only changed the wording to remind users when this must be done for reporting.
On December 4th, HUD released the Final Rule on Defining “Chronically Homeless.” The definition goes into effect on January 4, 2016 and HUD expects all providers operating Permanent Supportive Housing dedicated or prioritized to individuals and families experiencing chronic homelessness to use this definition for all new persons admitted to the program after January 15, 2016.