Highlights:  There are at least 131,187 temporary and permanent beds; 70% of temporary and permanent beds are in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); Primary reasons why there is difficulty achieving HUD’s 85% goal: Limited participation by HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program; and Limited participation of privately funded organizations including faith-based organizations; See Table…

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-11 or 27% of 41 recently changed HMIS software vendors- Joe Colletti, PhD October 2018 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently provided a Data Strategy for CoCs to best use HMIS to accomplish the ultimate goal of ending homelessness in their jurisdictions. The strategy emphasizes data quality and accuracy, system-level…

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The table below provides a breakdown of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) vendors for California Continuums of Care (CoCs). The table at the end of this report lists the name of the HMIS vendor for each California CoC.[1] Table 1. Breakdown of HMIS software vendors for California CoCs HMIS Software Vendor Number Percent Bitfocus,…

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