The “No Wrong Door” concept endorsed by the USICH, and a core tenet of an effective coordinated entry system, requires that we work with people where they are – both physically and emotionally. This means we need to support the HMIS data standards, especially the three new Coordinated Entry (CE) elements, and be able to assess people wherever we interact with them.
Show the Way relies on the same technical framework as Counting Us – the most widely used mobile app designed specifically for the HUD Point in Time homeless count. The GPS-enabled features are critical for taking proximity to local resources into account.
Simtech’s direct integration with Clarity, that is in part thanks to our work in San Diego, enables us to serve fresh details on bed availability. HMIS, however, is missing key details required for supporting I&R including eligibility requirements, operating hours, services provided, and contact info.
Surveys can be customized to support local requirements with surveys such as the VI-SPDAT and needs assessments available “out of the box”.