The HMIS Committee met on June 12, 2019.
VOTING ATTENDANCE [LISTED AS NAMES, ORGANIZATION (ROLE, IF ANY)]
Clay Boykin, Louisiana Housing Corporation (Chair)
Gail Gowland and Joyce Watson, St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program
Betty Grant, Capital Area Human Services District
Keneisha Keener, Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge
Weston Schild, Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless
NON-VOTING ATTENDANCE (LISTED AS NAME, ORGANIZATION, (ROLE, IF ANY)]
Gordon Levine and Aundrea Braniff, Louisiana Housing Corporation
CoC Manager’s Introduction
The CoC Manager presented his vision for this meeting and this Working Group: that during this meeting, the group would set its intentions for the next 12 months and hold biennial elections for its chair.
The Chair indicated that his intention for the Committee was that it help improve providers’ familiarity with and valuation of HMIS data as a tool rather than a requirement. He also expressed a desire to assist providers in learning how to request and produce reports on their data.
EmpowerDB and HMIS
The Committee discussed many of the practical aspects of data sharing between EmpowerDB and HMIS, specifically the process for referring a participant from EmpowerDB to HMIS and how a DV provider can check to see participant status on the Prioritization List.
The Committee voted unanimously to instruct the Louisiana Housing Corporation to provide HMIS training as follows:
Every other month and by project type, open to all providers operating projects of that type;
One instance of HMIS training for PATH providers in partnership with the Office of Behavioral Health.
The HMIS Committee tabled its biennial Chair election.
The next meeting will be held by conference call. The next meeting has not yet been scheduled. To join this Working Group or be informed about its next meeting, please contact Gordon Levine, CoC Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Clay Boykin, Committee Chair, at email@example.com.