Top 20 Firm Plante Moran announced it has helped the state of California build and launch the Homeless Data Integration System, a resource that will provide access to data relevant to the prevention and ending of homelessness.
The Homeless Data Integration System (HDIS) will support the state by eventually providing permanent housing to almost 100,000 Californians experiencing homelessness each year.
“This is a monumental step,” said California business, consumer services and housing agency secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez, who chairs the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council, in a statement. “The partnership with local continuums of care to establish the HDIS warehouse gives the state and local governments greater visibility and a unified view of California’s homelessness response system.
Forty-four regional continuums of care (COCs) collect data on the people they serve and the services they provide according to federal standards set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The integration of this data into the HDIS will establish the first statewide database of homelessness data and streamlines information and analysis.
“Plante Moran is excited to release HDIS, which will help organizations better serve individuals with some of the greatest needs in our community,” said Trevor Brown, management consulting partner at Plante Moran, in a statement. “We believe this initiative will be nationally recognized for its concept and approach to driving data-informed responses that address so many challenges that exist not only in California, but across the United States.”
More information on the HDIS is available here.