May 2015
Serving Those Who Serve The Homeless
Spring Conference Debrief

The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County hosted a 2015 Spring Conference Debrief on April 10. The event featured presentations and insights from attendees at the National Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness, the Supportive Housing = Healthcare Summit, and Homelessness Awareness Day at the Capitol. Community members and partner agency staff were in attendance to learn about national best practices. 

Click here for the full post on the Coalition's website, including links to presentations from the conferences, as well as information on registering for the National Alliance to End Homelessness' upcoming National Conference on Ending Homelessness.
Coalition Staff Attend National Data Conference

Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County staff members attended the National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) Spring Conference, held April 15-17, in Denver, Colorado.

This conference provided our staff with the opportunity to learn more about supporting collaboration across multiple data systems which helps to support care and planning that is holistic and client-centered. Our staff's favorite parts of the conference was learning about the different ways that other communities are using their HMIS to create positive changes. 

The NHSDC includes a wide range of people and organizations involved in the development and implementation of collaborative Management Information Systems across the United States. Coalition staff in attendance were (left to right): Ana Rausch, Coordinated Access Project Manager; Kelita Beechum, HMIS Support Manager; Yvette Fuentes, HMIS Trainer; and Karen Flores, HMIS Support Specialist. 
The Proof is in the Numbers:

Since 2012, homeless service providers in Houston, Harris County and Fort Bend County have worked tirelessly, made amazing progress, and housed homeless veterans and chronically homeless individuals at an incredible rate. While this succes has changed the face of homelessness within our community, one thing that has remained fairly constant is the composition of our homeless population by gender and age. 

Please see the below graph for the composition of the clients in our HMIS by age and gender.

Data source: HMIS

For more information on homelessness in Houston, Texas, and the U.S., ways we are working to prevent and end homelessness, 

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In This Issue
Spring Conference Debrief
2015 National Data Conference
The Proof is in the Numbers
Upcoming Events

CoC Steering Committee Meeting 

May 14, 2015

3:30 - 5:00 pm
Harris County Housing Authority
8933 Interchange Dr.
Houston, TX 77054
CoC Provider Forum
May 26, 2015
10:00 am - noon
Harris County Community Services
8410 Lantern Point
Houston, TX 77054
Lunch & Learn
June 10, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive

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