November already? Wow, time sure does fly when it's AHAR season. November is already shaping up to be busy, but as usual we are keeping the coffee and Halloween left overs flowing.
We are pleased to report that we have submitted our draft data on time, now we are reviewing for any errors and working with our users to clean up necessary data. Thank you so much to all those that we have reached out to for getting data cleaned up so quickly! We have until the end of this month to complete and submit our final data to HUD for all 14 of our communities. While that may sound like a lot of time, in reality that means we have to submit final data for several communities each week for the month.
In addition to AHAR, our Data Team (Terry and Maureen) is busy working on creating new Quarterly Reports for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. If you have any ideas of what you would like to see in future reports please email Maureen Burns
. Speaking of reports.... You can expect to see your community's Data Completeness report on our website by the end of this week, as well as your 4th Quarter report, and Year End report. Phew! That is a lot of reporting.
While our Data team is hunkered down in their offices working on reporting, our CSR's (Kelli and Sue) will be attending the 2016 National RHY Grantees Conference the week of 11/14. Our hope is to get a better understanding of the reporting requirements for each RHY (Runaway Homeless Youth) funded program that we work with to ensure we are asking for the correct HMIS data. Our goal is to have a full understanding of the way all of your agencies and programs work so that we can always be of assistance to you when needed (And Kelli is just a genuinely curious person).
As you can see it is going to be rather hectic in HMIS world, but we are still here, and still available to help you out if you need us. Remember sending a Helpdesk Ticket is the best way (and the only way to send client level information) to reach us as it is monitored Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm.
We hope you all have a wonderful November and stay warm!
Your CARES Regional HMIS Team