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Question: Does anyone have any good forms/ways to capture the “CE Event Element” per the new data standards? If so (or if not, and they want to brainstorm/commiserate), they can e-mail me at

February 10, 2020 |

Question: What monitoring tools and forms are you using for on-site sub recipient monitoring? Have you developed tools for newer State funding? Please share any tools you may have. You can email them to We have a lot of monitoring to do! Thanks!

February 4, 2020 |

Question: Does your community gather information on homeless deaths from your medical examiner/coroner’s offices plus local hospitals? In VC, our Medical Examiner has told us that they do not have the complete data on # of deaths especially of those that are admitted to a hospital and die in that setting. Please let us know if your community has established a process for collecting this data. Thank you!

December 19, 2019 |

Question: Is your CoC using a GIS capable tool for homeless outreach and/or disaster response? We were recently introduced to Salus which is being used in LA for emergency response. I’m curious if ESRI or other platforms have similar capability?

November 6, 2019 |

Question: Pasadena is working on updating our sub-recipient contract template for our HUD Continuum of Care-funded projects. I’d love to take a look at what other CoCs are using.Please email a copy of yours to Thanks!

September 18, 2019 |

Question: Does your local VA staff participate in HMIS for HUD-VASH? If not, does your local housing authority assist with HMIS data entries? We have been advised by the VA to request CSV data files from the VASH team to upload into HMIS… Does anyone have experience with this process? We are trying to improve our HMIS utilization rate.

July 8, 2019 |

Question: Did you listen to the HUD/ TDA webcast on Joint Programs last week? If yes, did you download the slides? If yes, are you willing to share them? There were lots of questions in the ‘chat’ box which I think Laura (Austin Echo) copied.

June 25, 2019 |

Question: Do any communities have a website similar to LA’s HHH site ( where they are tracking progress in creating new housing units?

June 11, 2019 |

Question: Do any CoCs have specific strategies and guidance you can share for counting our unsheltered population in the 2020 Census? We were informed that Census staff will be assisting at specific service locations; however, we are concerned about counting those who are located in other areas, such as encampments, parks or vehicles.

June 11, 2019 |

Question: We are looking to connect with any other CoC’s that are structured similar to our county where you are the HUD grantee (CoC) and subcontract out to other agencies to provide CoC services. We are looking to find out how other CoC’s process their HUD CoC claims to see if we can streamline our process.

June 10, 2019 |

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