Partnership to End Homelessness Embarks on Overhaul of Homeless Data System
New Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for the Wake Continuum of Care (CoC)
RALEIGH, N.C., April 26, 2022 — Raleigh Wake Partnership to End & Prevent Homelessness announced it has signed on with Bitfocus to replace the data system supporting the efforts of over 200 staff and volunteers representing nearly 30 housing and service providers working to end homelessness across the city and region.
The Raleigh Wake Partnership chose the Clarity Human Services application developed by Bitfocus as its new Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) software following a comprehensive, community-led evaluation. HMIS is used to coordinate the housing and services provided to individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness across Raleigh. The work on the transition begins immediately.
“The Raleigh Wake Partnership is excited to partner with Bitfocus on this historic transition! Real-time, accurate data allows us to measure both the extent of homelessness and the benefit of homelessness services in our CoC. Detailed data tells a clear story and helps us all remember that behind every HMIS number there is a vulnerable human being.” says Raleigh Wake Partnership staff.
“We are proud to partner with the Raleigh Wake Partnership to realize a shared vision for innovative, effective, data-driven responses to homelessness in the community.” says Robert Herdzik, Founder and CEO at Bitfocus.
About the Raleigh Wake Partnership to End & Prevent Homelessness
The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End & Prevent Homelessness is the HMIS Lead Agency for the Raleigh Wake Continuum of Care and provides primary HMIS support to end-users. The Partnership is committed to creating and sustaining a Coordinated Access System that is a fair and equitable system for everyone entering the system.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Bitfocus is a small (but mighty) team working to help communities use data to tackle their greatest social challenges.
About Wake County Continuum of Care (CoC)
The Raleigh Wake County CoC plans, develops, and implements comprehensive and coordinated strategies across funding sources and systems to address homelessness in Raleigh/Wake County. The CoC is governed by a board composed of community members invested in the issue of homelessness. The CoC Board is an independent entity, but is not incorporated, so must appoint a local entity to conduct business on behalf of the Board and CoC at large. The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness is appointed as the Lead Agency, Collaborative Applicant, HMIS Administrator, and Coordinated Access System Lead. To find out more about our work, visit https://wakecoc.org/.
About The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness
The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness (Partnership) leads a collaborative network of community partners focused on solutions to end and prevent homelessness in our community. The Partnership’s mission is to leverage the power of community to address systemic causes of homelessness through coordinated response, education, data, and advocacy, so every Wake County resident can have safe and affordable housing. To find out more about our work or to make a monetary investment in ending homelessness today, visit https://partnershipwake.org/donate.