REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: PROFESSIONAL MOBILE APP DESIGN AND CONSULTING SERVICES

The Mississippi Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoS) by way of Mississippi United to End Homelessness (MUTEH Inc.) is requesting proposals from qualified and professional individuals or technology design/consulting firms to work with the Homeless Information Management Systems (HMIS) Committee in developing or procuring a mobile application to assist with street outreach efforts across a 71-county coverage area in rural Mississippi.

2020 HMIS Data Standards Begin on October 1, 2019

The HMIS Data Manual supports data collection and reporting efforts of HMIS Lead Agencies, CoCs, HMIS Lead Agencies, HMIS System Administrators, and HMIS Users to help them understand the data elements that are required in an HMIS to meet participation and reporting requirements established by HUD and the federal partners.

NHIP Ranks Homeless Continua of Care

The NHIP has completed a ranking of Homeless Continuums of Care using data from system performance measures submitted in 2017.  The rankings divide CoCs into Higher, Average and Lower Performers with separate rankings for each of the three (3) geographic divisions of Continuums.  The NHIP cautions against reading too much into the ranking since many … Continue reading NHIP Ranks Homeless Continua of Care

NOW AVAILABLE: 2019-2020 CoC Project Application

MS Balance of State CoC is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Continuum of Care funding cycle. Funding will be available for both reallocated and renewal projects. This funding will renew/fund projects that have end dates in 2019 and continue through 2020.

The Continuum of Care will conduct an analysis of its existing projects to determine the extent to which each project addresses the goals of ‘Opening Doors, Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent & End Homelessness’:

New Submission Portal for CoC APRs – Sage – is Opening Soon

On April 1, 2017, Continuum of Care (CoC) Program grant recipients will stop reporting their CoC Program Annual Performance Reports (APRs) in e-snaps and will begin submitting them in Sage HMIS Reporting Repository (Sage). Sage is an online repository that allows greater flexibility to recipients, CoCs, and HUD to report and search CoC Program APR data.

Update From the HUD Exchange: Homelessness Data Collection, Reporting Updates, and Deadlines

Data continues to be an important component of making progress towards the goal of ending homelessness. With this increased focus, HUD is working to provide more tools for communities to better assess the quality of their data and provide more data for both national and local data analyses. Your community will need to review the following deadlines and resources to prepare for the Housing Inventory Count (HIC), Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, System Performance Measures (SPM) report, new data quality reporting framework, and Annual Performance Report (APR) requirements.

Criteria and Benchmark for Achieving the Goal of Ending Chronic Homelessness

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness has just released criteria and benchmark for achieving the goal of ending chronic homelessness. The criteria and benchmark are intended to help communities build and fine-tune robust, coordinated systems to ensure that people experiencing chronic homelessness are on a path to permanent housing with tailored supportive services as quickly as possible.