Paul Rossi Speaks at Conference to End Family Homelessness

On May 17th, Paul Rossi, Director of Client Services at Foothold Technology, participated on a panel discussing “How Data Can Promote System Change” to a statewide group of Continuum of Care leaders from across New Jersey at the Changing the System to End Family Homelessness Conference co-sponsored by Monarch Housing Associates and the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness. Also on the panel were Tom Albanese, Senior Associate at Abt Associates, Erin Lue-Hing, HMIS Data Quality Specialist from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency and Vernett Sherrill, Grant Administrator, City of Trenton.

With each panelist bringing complementary perspectives on how to use data from a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to evaluate program and system performance, the audience gained insight into how data can drive re-allocation of increasingly scarce resources to effectively meet the needs of communities in a manner aligned with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rapid Re-Housing initiative.

Foothold Technology has been working with the New Jersey State HMIS Collaborative since 2004. For more information on the May 17th event and ending Family Homelessness, click here.

About Foothold Technology
Foothold Technology offers web-based software developed specifically for behavioral health and human service providers. More than 600 agencies across the nation count on Foothold’s AWARDS software to manage services including Mental Health, Alcohol & Substance Abuse, Developmental Disabilities, Homeless & Housing, Employment & Training, Youth & Family, and more. With origins and roots in social services, AWARDS is a complete Electronic Health Record that also supports administrative activities, including facilities maintenance, human resources, scheduling and alerts, audit reports, and automated billing. AWARDS is certified for Meaningful Use. For more information, visit