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Updated trainings available!!!
The new 2014 HMIS Data Standards are out and are to be used effective October 1st, 2014. Our database just recently underwent an upgrade to reflect the changes. All participants in HMIS are required to be re-trained on the collection of data and entry techniques as soon as possible. You will need to backdate your records to 10/1/14 to make the new fields populate in reports. Please coordinate with your staff that may collect and/or enter HMIS data to set up a time with Amanda Wilke for training. Amanda can be reached at awilke@bigbendhc.org
It is preferable that all staff from your agency be present for a onetime group training at your agency, if one on one training is needed as a followup, that can be arranged as well.

HMIS User Licensing Costs
Your agency will soon be receiving an annual renewal for your HMIS licenses. In the past some agencies' licenses were covered by the Big Bend Homeless Coalition. Unfortunately, BBHC is no longer able to cover these costs due to funding cuts. If you have specific questions about your invoice, please give Amanda Wilke a call at 850.205-6023. thank you for your cooperation.

AHAR time!!! (Annual Homelessness Assessment Report)
Every year about this time the HMIS team starts compiling the details of the CoC wide AHAR report. Our first draft is due mid November. What does this mean for you? To make this as easy as possible please be up to date on all data entry and make all data corrections prior to November 5th. We may be contacting you for additional information or missing information. This report measures our entire CoC and we all must work together to get the most complete report!