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Sometimes in life you can talk all you want about how to best do something but unless you can actually show people they will never get it. So that is why we at Simtech Solutions practice what we preach. Simtech Solutions Inc. President, Matt Simmonds, has spoken at national HUD conferences as well as at regional ones in the realms of using technology to drive social change.   A list of these presentations and PowerPoints available for download can be found by clicking here.

Our methodologies being utilized within the 10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness for the City of Quincy, Massachusetts led to Matt Simmonds and John Yazwinski, chairman of the Quincy-Weymouth Continuum of Care, to be invited to present our work at this year’s HUD sponsored Advanced Data User’s Group Meeting in Portland, OR.

These best practices call for the adoption of common data standards and using data to isolate client subpopulations in dire need of help, set goals targeted to addressing these problems and then using the data for years to come to show that these benchmarks have been met or exceeded.   Using this model we were able to aid in the closing of an emergency shelter as a result of placing groups of chronically homeless individuals into places of their own at a cost estimate to be $8,405 less per client than the cost of shelter!  The full white paper summarizing the study can be found by clicking here.

At the ceremony to announce the closing of the shelter, US Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director Philip Mangano, stated that Quincy is leading the way against chronic homelessness and went on to say that Quincy’s plan is a National Model.  The staff at HUD has agreed and presented the Quincy/Weymouth Continuum of Care with an "Advanced Data Users Award" at the 2008 National HMIS Conference in Atlanta for the tools and approach that were used in collecting data to support these initiatives.

If your state, region or agency agrees with our methodologies and would like to pursue working together further, so collectively we can explore new ways to address old problems, then please contact us