Date: Thursday, August 6th, 2020
Time: 2:00PM– 3:30PM
Place: ZOOM Only Meeting

Agency Admin. Lead and/or Representative in Attendance:

First Name Last Name Agency Name
Rani Jain Abode Services
Aurora Olivares Amigos de Guadalupe
Ané Watts Anthem Blue Cross
Lorena Madrid BHSD
Guillermo Munoz BHSD -Whole person Care
Michelle Francia BHSD CJS
Randi Rosen Bill Wilson Center
Anthony Ortiz, Jr. Breakout Prison Outreach
Julian Delgadillo California Youth Outreach
Consuelo Collard Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Maria Del Villar Community Solutions
Mark Fries Community Solutions
Alexander Senegal Destiny Re-Entry/Bibleway Christian Center
Patricia Vargas Destiny Re-Entry/Bibleway Christian Center
Justin Damrel Downtown Streets Team
Alexander Le Family Supportive Housing
Sophie Smith Gardner Health Services
Laura Lozoya Goodwill of Silicon Valley
Rosalva Martinez Goodwill of Silicon Valley
Jan Stokley Housing Choices
Traci Pickett HVEHF
Kenya Rawls JobTrain
Cynthia Mar LifeMoves
Jerry wilburn Midtown Family Services
Leila Qureishi Office of Supportive Housing
Steven Tong OSH
KJ Kaminski OSH
Aiko Yep PATH
Baldeep Pabla PHC – New Directions
Cassandra Brenzel Santa clara County SSI Advocacy
Shawna Cagle Santa Clara Family Health Plan
Elisha Heruty SCC OSH
Rebecca Siqueiros SCC OSIT-Whole Person CARE
Lorna Lindo SCVMC Valley Homeless
Cindy Parra SJSU Research Foundation
Nelsa Alexandre SSA-DEBS-CWES-VS
Jose Macias St. Joseph’s Family Center
Catherine Farry Sunnyvale Community Services
Roxanna Frias Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
Hameeda Sharifi Telecare Corporation
JackieMachado Machado The Health Trust
Cindy Sutter-Tkel The Salvation Army
Maria Magallanes VA Palo Alto Healthcare System
Lindsay Cross VHHP
Irma Gonzalez Victory Outreach San Jose
Jade Bradley West Valley Community Services
Sean Guess Work2Future


Slides from the presentation are here:

08. August 2020 Agency Admin. Meeting

Please use this link to download slide deck if desired. 


  • COC|Coordinated Assessment|UPLIFT Updates
  • HMIS Newsletter
  • Staff Contact Info. on VI-SPDAT
  • NEW Coordinated Entry (CE) Canned Reports [GNRL-404 and GNRL-405] Assessment Based
  • Coordinated Entry (CE) Looker Dashboard
  • Coordinated Entry (CE) Quiz Time
  • Reminders

CoC|Coordinated Assessment Updates

  • CoC NOFA still on hold per HUD

  • GIW for CoC grants has been released

    • First step of the NOFA process

  • CAWG: Recommendations to improve our process

NCV Prevention Projects Updates

  • Destination Home and Sacred Heart Community Service provided $15million dollars to over 7000 families 

FEMA Motels Project Updates

  • 2000 households served over the last 5 months 
  • 865 Housed in permanent housing

UPLIFT Updates

  • As of 8/3/20 1030 UPLIFT passes have been processed, and 1018 of the passes have been shipped to our providers
  • At this time we’re not replacing lost passes
    • We’ll replace them sometime later this month, once a majority of unfilled requests are completed
    • An email will be sent with details on when we’ll begin replacing passes 
    • Passes will be mailed out to the POC
  • There will be no allocation limit for this quarter starting 8/10/2020
  • Passes will be processed first come first serve

If there are changes who your UPLIFT Point of Contact is – please inform us @

For all UPLIFT related inquiries please email

HMIS Newsletter

July 2020 Newsletter included:

  • Coordinated Entry Updates FAQs
  • RemindersL Account Setting Update and New HMIS Documents
  • Missing Data
  • Reporting Spotlight: Client Reports
  • Upcoming Events

Web link to the newsletter

Staff Contact Information on VI-SPDAT

  • Accurate staff contact information on the VI-SPDAT and in the client profile can be essential to locating the client and prioritizing them for housing. 
  • Please note if you are not the person who completed the assessment, be sure to enter the name of the person who did. This is different from the person doing the data entry of the assessment.

NEW Coordinated Entry (CE) Canned Reports [GNRL-404 and GNRL-405] Assessment Based

  1. From the launchpad select the REPORTS option
  2. From the Report Library select the Assessment Based Reports
  3. From the drop down option select either report [GNRL-404 or GNRL-405] & select run
  4. Make the appropriate filter selections
  5. Run the report

NEW Coordinated Entry (CE) Canned Reports: [GNRL-404]CE Assessment Detail Report

The Assessment Details report is similar to the [GNRL-201] Assessment Details report. The main difference is it widens out the assessment choices to all assessments designated for coordinated entry, not just the VI-SPDAT. This version reports subtotals of the assessment processors, not the details about each assessment field.

NEW Coordinated Entry (CE) Canned Reports: [GNRL-405]CE Assessing Staff Report

The CE Assessing Staff Report details all assessments created during the reporting period, separated by the assessing staff person. It is intended for use by assessing staff and program management.

SCC Community Queue and Assessments Data Quality Dashboard

View a variety of CE data quality issues at your agency including, missing or duplicate assessments, missing referrals.  Analysis of assessments done at your agency and fix any issues.

Coordinated Entry (CE) Quiz Time

  1. A person enrolled in a Night by Night shelter on 8/1, completed a VI-SPDAT on 8/2,  stayed the night on 8/3, met with their case manager to discuss housing plans on 8/4, stayed the night 8/5, and did not return. How many CLSs should this person have?
    • 3
    • 8/1 Enrollment
    • 8/2 VI-SPDAT
    • 8/4 Meeting with Case Manage
  2. Coordinated Entry Assessments are only recorded in the Coordinated Entry Program.
    • True
    • False: Coordinated Entry assessments can be recorded in any program where the person is currently experiencing homelessness including, shelters, safe parking, outreach, uplift, and coordinated entry
  3. A Current Living Situation Assessment is required only when completing a Coordinated Entry Program enrollment.
    • False: A current living situation is required at enrollment and should have the same date as the project start date in CE, Street Outreach, Safe Parking, and Night by night shelters 


Security Officer Compliance Checklist

  • Updated forms and announcement related to the Quarterly Compliance Security Checklist this month
  • Including New guidance for remote workers & self certification

Update Contact Information in HMIS

  1. Log into HMIS
  2. Click on the logo of your initials and/or photo 
  4. In the Phone Number field please update your phone number, be sure to include your extension

SAVE CHANGES when done

Office Hours

Where Are Office Hours Held?

Looker Office Hours are conducted from the comfort of your own office! Each Office Hours session is hosted online by your Santa Clara County Clarity System Administration team. You can connect using your computer (recommended so that you can see demos and post questions) and/or dial in by phone using the following Zoom (click here to access)

When Every other Monday of the month from 2:00pm-3:00pm

Clarity (HMIS) Office Hours will take place on Zoom every other Thursday  from 10:00am-11:30am 

SCC Clarity HMIS Training Site

Want to hone your skills at data entry without compromising actual client data? 

Use the End User Clarity HMIS Training Site

SCC Virtual Suggestion Box

We value your opinion and insight. Please share with us your suggestions by using our new SCC Virtual Suggestion Box. You can access it by using the link above or directly from the HMIS Support page under the CONTACT tab and scrolling to Virtual Suggestion Box option.

Next Agency Admin Meeting

Meeting Location: Zoom Link

When: Thursday, September 3rd , 2020

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Dates and locations for 2020 meetings are listed on the OSH website:

Bitfocus Contact Information

Support Team:

Bitfocus System Administration Team: 

Janel Fletcher (

Trevor Mells (

Alison Wilson (

Lesly Soto (