Rationale for HUD and others to Adopt a Distributed Data Management Framework

The primary benefit of a distributed data management framework is that it is a cost-effective means to provide a greater level of transparency and accountability for Federal partners and taxpayers alike while improving our collective understanding of societal issues such as homelessness.  Software applications such as those developed to comply with the HMIS Data Standards, mobile apps such as the HUD Point In Time Counting Tool and Show the Way, and data from others sources such as the US Census Bureau can be used in conjunction with one another through a common framework to produce meaningful charts, maps, and reports.  This paper explains the process that is currently being used by the regions that are currently contracted to work with Simtech Solutions and the rationale for such a process. 


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