JOB OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE UNTIL 04/17/2017
You may have heard that the Big Bend Continuum of Care and HMIS departments of the Big Bend Homeless Coalition will "spin off" and become a standalone agency this year. We are all very excited about this development!
The Big Bend Homeless Coalition, Inc., that shelters/houses over 350 people per night through its direct service programs, will emerge from this re-organization as an agency focused exclusively on direct service delivery. With our expertise is emergency shelter, permanent housing, property management, and support services delivery, we will continue to focus on ending homelessness among families, veterans, and people with disabilities who have a history of chronic homelessness. The Big Bend Homeless Coalition, Inc. is where I will continue to work as Executive Director.
The Big Bend Continuum of Care, Inc. will emerge with the full-time leadership it requires to carry out its crucial policy making, project monitoring, and data driven community planning mission in collaboration with the CoC Board of Directors. The CoC Board of Directors, chartered three years ago, is an amazingly talented and well informed Board and it is ready to hire its Executive Director now! This position will be responsible for all aspects of BBCoC operations including policy development and strategic planning, operational administration, development, and financial management.
For more information about the position, please follow this link: BBCoC Executive Director Job Description
If you are interested, please send your resume to Jim.McShane@careersourcecapitalregion.com. Thank you!
Attention All HMIS-Participating Providers--
Please be sure that your paper form entry, exit and annual assessments are updated to reflect current applicable data fields in the HMIS entry, exit AND INTERIM ANNUAL ASSESSMENT tool (this icon is found to the far right of your clients' active program entry on the Entry/Exit tab). All of the templates are available on our website under the "General Training Materials and Forms" as downloadable PDFs. If you need to customize the PDF to fit the reporting needs of your agency, please contact the HMIS Support Coordinator, Racquel Wiles via email at email@example.com. Thank you!
New HUD Universal Data Elements as of 10/1/16
HUD issued a few data field changes effective 10/1/16 including the addition/update of the following questions;
EVERYONE PLEASE REMEMBER: a client is ONLY considered to be LITERALLY HOMELESS if at program entry point, they have been staying in a place not meant for human habitation, such as, an emergency shelter, motel paid for by an agency/program, park, car, abandoned building, facility that has no ability to connect water/power.
Any other resident type, such as a friend or family member's place, hotel that they paid for on their own, transitional housing, etc does not count as them being literally homeless.
FOR PATH PROVIDERS (please contact Racquel Wiles or Paul Fortier directly)
FOR SSVF PROVIDERS (new required data elements-follow up with Racquel Wiles)
You will see these new data fields in the database as well as on the updated data capture tools located on tab 5 of this site (will be updating and adding documents over the next month).
All clients in or entering a program on or after 10/1/2016 need to have the above additional responses to these questions recorded in HMIS and backdated appropriately. If you would like a refresher course in backdating or would like to review one-on-one these new/updated elements--please don't hesitate to contact Racquel Wiles (HMIS Support Coordinator).
Reminder about sharing client information in HMIS