The Hampden County CoC HMIS and Data Committee met on September 19, 2013.

Present: Millie Colon (RVCC), Angel Middleton (HRU Next Step), Dave Havens (MHA), Kaylee Nicholls (Gandara SHINE), Pamela Cook (Gandara SHINE), Janice Humason (FOH), Jeff Langlois (Providence Ministries), Jennifer Lucca (Samaritan Inn), Deborah Merkmen (City of Springfield), Gerry McCafferty (City of Springfield).

Participation Agreement

The Committee spent most of the meeting reviewing and discussing a draft Hampden COC HMIS Participation Agreement.  Once this agreement is finalized, each contributing HMIS organization will enter into the agreement with the City of Springfield.  The committee’s comments on the draft are captured in noted (in red) on the attached draft.  Gerry will respond to the issues noted and then circulate to the Committee prior to the next meeting

HMIS Manual

Gerry noted that the City’s existing HMIS Manual, last reviewed in January 2013, is being updated. Committee members should look for a draft prior to the next committee meeting.

Data Quality

Deborah noted that ETO’s data quality reports have changed, and she explained the new format to the Committee.  Deborah will continue to send monthly data quality reports to each contributing HMIS organization, and working with the organizations to correct any data errors.

Next Meeting

The HMIS and Data Committee will meet next on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 11:00 am, at the Springfield Office of Housing, 1600 E. Columbus Ave., Springfield.

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