As HUD continues to change and update the requirements for HMIS, software providers have been scrambling to adapt. Throughout 2014, HUD made very clear they want all participating COC’s to offer a “Housing First” program within their respective geographic areas. The obstacles to automate this capability have been placed squarely on the HMIS software solution providers. However, many software vendors and HMIS solution providers run their system on legacy technology platforms that require coding changes and significant time and resources to modify. For some, it’s been a daunting task to keep up with these latest HUD requirements.
Enter CaseWorthy, our platform is engineered to quickly adapt to change, without time consuming and expensive coding modifications. With the new HUD Housing First requirements, we released a Graphical Housing Solution that not only fulfills the HUD requirements, but provides for all the nuances that typically arise within community that an organization may need. Providers have the capability to design the layout of floor plans for standard, seasonal and overflow needs. Within those layouts grant requirements that limit specific individuals (i.e. Women only shelter, age, Handicap assessable, Electrical capability…..) will also define the shelter offerings. In addition, the CaseWorthy solution allows Providers to indicate how many Housing First beds they are willing to put into the community pool. This capability permits Providers to adhere to their original mission and still be a community participant. CaseWorthy will also look across the available inventory, then specific shelter admission requirements and present a list of shelters with availability in real time graphical displays by distance from the current location. With a simple mouse click a reservation can be made and email notification will be sent.
CaseWorthy’s sophisticated yet simple to use solution is one of the first if not the very first HMIS solution to handle these requirements. We look forward to the opportunity to show you just how flexible CaseWorthy addresses this need and other community HMIS requirements.