Most projects funded by the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program, and certain other funding sources that fund activities for people experiencing homelessness are required to record and maintain their participants' data in ServicePoint, the LA BOSCOC's designated HMIS.
Victim services providers and legal services providers are exempt from the above requirement. Instead, they are each required to establish and operate a comparable database that complies with HUD's HMIS requirements.
Victim Services Providers
Victim services providers that are funded by the CoC Program are required to use EmpowerDB as their HMIS-comparable database.
Certain other funding sources, including the ESG Program as funded by the Louisiana Housing Corporation, may require victim services providers to use EmpowerDB as their HMIS-comparable database. Please check with your program managers for more information.
Legal Services Providers
Legal services providers that are funded by the CoC Program are not required to use a specific database as their HMIS-comparable database.
For more information, including implementation timeline requirements, please refer to the actual policy as posted on the Members section of the LA BOSCOC website.