The CSH sponsored Mid-Atlantic Region HMIS (MARHMIS) Forum which was held in Philadelphia on January 31, 2008. All of the materials presented at the Forum can be found online by clicking here. Of immediate interest is the power point used by Ann Oliva, the Director of HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Program Office, was the keynote speaker at the event. As we noted in our previous post, which includes audio of her remarks, Ms. Oliva provided insights on the 2007 Awards, proposed legislation to reauthorize the McKinney-Vento program, two new initiatives for 2008, the relationship between HMIS and the COC and an overview of the 2008 competition. Her comments and insights are crucial for everyone involved in ending homelessness in New Jersey. We strongly encourage everyone to listen to her comments as well as review the power point file.