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Letter from the Chairs of Maine’s CoCs – HMIS Survey

April 16, 2014

Please see the below request from the chairs of both of Maine’s CoCs. Please contact them if you have any questions.

STATEWIDE HOMELESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (HMIS) SURVEY

“Thank you for being a key partner in the Portland and Maine Continuums of Care. We have had a very busy few months with the Continuum of Care NOFA and we appreciate all of the hard work that all of you put in so we could submit the application. One of the key responsibilities of a Continuum of Care is implementing the Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) that complies with HUD’s data collection, management, and reporting standards. In order to improve our implementation of HMIS and increase the utility of the system for the agencies and our community, we are conducting a small assessment to identify where we could improve our ServicePoint implementation. Part of this assessment includes a stakeholder survey about how well the system is working for you and what types of aspects are most important. Please take some time to complete the following survey for us in the next two weeks. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MaineHMIS

This link will also be posted on the MaineHousing HMIS website. However, your responses in Survey Monkey will be submitted to the CoCs and not MaineHousing, the HMIS Lead. Your responses, which will be confidential, results of this survey will be incorporated into recommendations for improving the current HMIS system. Please keep in mind that there are limited resources for improving our HMIS system and so we need your input on the priorities. Therefore, please make sure to indicate when specific issues or functions are very important to you on the survey. We realize that you are extremely busy but it is essential that we incorporate your opinions and experiences as part of this assessment.”

Thank you for your time!

Maine CoC Chairs                                                        Portland CoC Chairs

Virginia Dill, Shalom House                                     Bob Duranleau, Chair, City of Portland
Heather Rhoda, Peabody Center                           Jon Bradley, Co-Chair, Preble Street
Donna Kelley, Kennebec Behavioral Health

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