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.

Welcome John V Moore, the new BHHS Data Analyst

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'.

HMIS training evaluation results

We have completed HMIS training evaluation results from our November sessions, here is the report:

http://nh-hmis.org/training/End%20User%20Training/evaluation-reports/Sta...

Let us know if you have any comments or questions.

Thanks!

Veteran Status for HMIS, per HUD

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.

The HMIS team is happy to announce our new staff member Jay Marton.

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 j.marton@nhpartnership.org or at 603-882-3616 extension 1254.

JOB POSTING FOR DATA ANALYST POSITION

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).

APR (Annual Performance Report) Interim review guidance

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.

HMIS Maintenance Scheduled for 1/23/16

Starting at 10am central time on Saturday, January 23rd we will begin performing electrical maintenance in our data center to replace an electrical transformer.

As a result of this maintenance, all ServicePoint, ART, CommunityPoint, and HousingPoint sites hosted in our data center will be offline and unavailable from 10am - 2pm central on January 23rd.

Thank you for your understanding as we work to improve the reliability and integrity of our data center.

Final Rule on Defining “Chronically Homeless"

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.

Important Intake Updates

We have updated the a number of the intake forms please make sure that if you downloaded them that you re-download them. Thank you.

The Following forms have been updated to more appropriately capture the “Total Months of homelessness on the Street, in ES, or SH” Question.
Please make sure to download and distribute to your teams.

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NH-HMIS ServicePoint 5 mandatory refresher training, week of November 2nd- 6th

Hello ServicePoint (HMIS) Agency Administrators, End Users & Outreach workers!

NH-HMIS ServicePoint 5 mandatory refresher training is taking place the week of November 2nd- 6th in three locations:

1. Nashua
2. Manchester
3. Concord

This training will cover all the changes for the new HUD Data Standards.

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