Pursue Representation in Data: Why Custom Demographic Tracking?

The latest version of HomeKeeper allows agencies and programs the option to add custom values to the demographic fields Race, Ethnicity or Primary Language Spoken. This feature could help represent communities more authentically, and allows staff to prepare reports using local terms, while still including program data in HUD reporting and the HomeKeeper National Data Hub. Expanding

HomeKeeper Featured by Salesforce.Org

As a followup to our participation in the Salesforce.Org Impact Labs, HomeKeeper was one of four organizations who were featured in a recent .Org blog post, “To Address the Homelessness Crisis, Experts Say Think Big, Collaborate, and Use an Equity Lens.” In the post, four Impact Lab fellows, including HomeKeeper’s own Tiffany Eng, shared ways

Who’s Who & Who’s New on the HomeKeeper Team

The HomeKeeper team is evolving to meet your needs! We’ve recently hired two new team members to support our growing community of HomeKeeper users.  As you may recall, Valerie Rogers, our Marketing & Outreach Specialist, recently moved on to become a Salesforce consultant for nonprofits. Since her departure, we’ve hired Haley Wotzka to assume her

Work From Anywhere with Online Program Forms

In times of crisis, housing counselors and other housing professionals typically experience an increase in workload, as they broaden their role as affordable housing first responders. Even without an emergency to respond to, day to day application and intake management can be time consuming and tedious for busy staff. Online program forms can help. Why

The Case for Tracking COVID-19 Related Counseling Cases

Grounded Solutions Network’s HomeKeeper team is encouraging homeownership programs and housing counseling agencies to track activities and cases related to the current pandemic. Doing so will help program staff better support individuals and families, and strengthen our ability to advance sector goals at the local and national level.   Housing counseling in the era of

Access HomeKeeper From Wherever You Are

HomeKeeper is thinking of our participating organizations. We hope you and your community are safe and healthy. We realize many organizations may now be working from home, based on current advice and guidelines of public health officials.HomeKeeper  is a program of Grounded Solutions Network, and all staff are working remotely from home. As a reminder,

Staff Named as Fellows in Salesforce.org Impact Labs

Two members of the HomeKeeper team were named as Community Fellows in the inaugural Salesforce.org Impact Labs fellowship. Tiffany Eng, Program Director, and Cheryl Curry, Training and Support Senior Specialist, are grateful to be part of this group on behalf of HomeKeeper, a program of Grounded Solutions Network. Although Grounded Solutions and HomeKeeper are not

2019 HomeKeeper Recap and 2020 Roadmap

Since 2011, HomeKeeper is proud to have helped people like you manage your homeownership and housing counseling programs more efficiently, and report on your impacts with ease.   Through the  years, we’ve remained committed to our core belief that better data begets brighter insights, smarter decisions and bigger impacts.And  we’ve also learned that better systems

HomeKeeper Perspectives on the Power of Data Standards

On January 29th, 2020 Tiffany Eng, our HomeKeeper Program Director, presented at the Foundations for Comprehensive Partnerships – Harnessing Technology and Data Standardization for Housing Counseling.  The one-day event was co-hosted by the Housing Partnership Network and Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia. The focus of the day was on the potential for sector-wide collaboration around

HomeKeeper by the Numbers: 2019

HomeKeeper is proud of the support we provide to our user organizations, every year. We turn your ideas into features and trainings that save you time. We use the best technical solution to develop and improve the HomeKeeper app to better fit your programs. We document your programs’ social impact in our National Data Hub to