Don't forget the New Data Elements Updates are coming fast.

Join me on a webinar to discuss these changes so you and your staff are in the loop about what's coming. 

The webinar will be held on September 23rd, 2015 (with an encore presentation on September 30th). This session will provide guidance on Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standard changes and valuable info to be ready.

Participants will learn about:

2015 HMIS Data Standard changes that affect EVERYONE!

And also program specific changes for RHY, SSVF and HOPWA grantees. 

Remember, two sessions (you only need to attend to one): 

September 23rd (@ 11:00am) 

September 30th (@ 1:00pm) 

Please register for the date and time that works best for you on the link below: 


Enroll to 1 session (not both) as I will be doing the same material on both dates. Promise, no new jokes.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Eric 1 Eric Samuels, President and CEO of Texas Homeless Network

Texas Homeless Network (THN) is pleased to announce the naming of Eric Samuels as its new President and CEO. "On behalf of the search committee and the officers of the Texas Homeless Network, I am pleased to announce the selection of Eric Samuels as the new President/CEO of the Texas Homeless Network,” said Marilyn Brown, President and CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County.

The THN Board of Directors began the process of finding a new leader in July. “After broadening our search to candidates from around the country, we were pleased to find that our best option was right at home. Eric has a long history with THN having served as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader assigned to THN in the late 90s and being on staff as the Director of Continuum of Care Programs since 2006.  I know you join me in welcoming Eric to this new position.  Under Eric’s leadership, the board looks forward to this next stage of THN.”

In his most recent position, between 2006 and 2014, Eric has worked with communities to secure over $31 million in funding to further housing and supportive services for programs in the Balance of State.

“I’m honored to accept this position and look forward to leading THN into a new era. THN will provide leadership and support to communities that are building and improving systems to prevent and end homelessness. We have a passionate and determined team that is ready to work shoulder to shoulder with leaders throughout Texas to meet our goals. I look forward to the challenges and successes ahead.”

About THN

Texas Homeless Network (THN), based in Austin, is a 501(c)3 organization that is the lead for the 216 counties located in the Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC). THN provides training and technical assistance around the state on best practices to end homelessness. For additional information, visit: www.thn.org or call us at 512-482-8270.

HUD's HIntitiative is designed to help communities integrate subsidized housing and health care services on a systems level for homeless people and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. Texas is fortunate to have been selected as one of the few sites to receive an on-site TA session this year!

View the invitation and RSVP. The TA session is September 16 and 17 at the City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development. The deadline to RSVP is August 31st. 

We especially need representatives from the state's FQHCs, Managed Care Organizations and Medicaid to attend. Please spread the word!

Do you shop at Amazon.com? That was a bit of a rhetorical question since I don't know anyone that doesn't shop there. Did you know that Amazon has a special feature called AmazonSmile? Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice - simple, automatic, and no extra cost. We see it as a win-win.

TheHumanSolution.com recently chose THN as their charity so now all eligible purchases made through AmazonSmile will benefit us!

Please consider using AmazonSmile to benefit your favorite charity (hopefully it's us). Pass on the information to friends and family and encourage them and their business to participate as well. Every percent adds up!

Homeless Network Of Texas

TX ClientTrack will be offline for 30 minutes this Monday, May 18th from 8:00 to 8:30 AM, while we perform a system sync. Please advise all staff to save their work and exit the system during those 30 minutes in order to avoid losing changes. Best regards,

THN HMIS Help Desk