These criteria are not solely used to measure compliance, but rather to ensure that the vendor provides software that meets the minimum privacy standards and data collection/reporting requirements in addition to meeting the needs of the community. This checklist can also be used as a strategic planning resource for how a comparable database can be used as a tool to prevent and end homelessness in the community. Working with your HMIS Lead on the selection of a comparable database can help provide insight on the data management and reporting needs necessary to meet minimum standards.
If you are a program wanting to use Vela as a HUD comparable database, we are happy to connect with your local CoC lead for approval. Please fill out the form below –