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.

Newsletter for Winter 2016!

The Fall/Winter Newsletter is ready!
Fall/Winter 2016/17 Newsletter – issued November 2016
Covered in this exciting addition of the Newsletter is:

HUD Releases Updated Data on Homelessness

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.

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

NH-HMIS ServicePoint 5 mandatory refresher training is taking place the week of October 3rd -7th in three locations:

1. Nashua
2. Manchester
3. Concord

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

The registration through EventBrite is now open. The registration links have been mailed out.

New Data Analyst

Welcome Roger Pitzer, Data Analyst!

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.

Newsletter for Summer 2016

The Spring/Summer Newsletter is ready!
Summer 2016 Newsletter – issued June 2016
Covered in this exciting addition of the Newsletter is:

  • Save the Date for mandatory training
  • Welcome new HMIS staff
  • System Performance measurements
  • Veterans and Functional Zero
  • Bowman Systems is Acquired by Mediware
  • HMIS wellness checkups and evaluations

Save the Date! The mandatory HMIS recertification training for all End users and Agency Administrators will be held during the week of 10/3/16.

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.

NH-HMIS has a new Tech Writer

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.

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.

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