U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Selects Social Solutions for Hurricane Relief Efforts

HUD Implements Performance Management Software to Better Manage Disaster Relief Services for Gulf Coast Families

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - January 8, 2009) - Social Solutions, nationally recognized for empowering human service providers and the organizations that fund them to strategically tie their efforts to measurable outcomes, today announced a $1 million contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Social Solutions recently began providing its Efforts-to-Outcomes (ETO) Software as part of the Disaster Housing Assistance Program for Hurricane Ike. HUD will leverage ETO to help over 90,000 victims affected by hurricanes Ike and Gustav find employment and establish new homes.

"Government agencies are regularly challenged to be more outcomes oriented. We applaud HUD for taking bold steps to capture and manage their data in a manner that will enable them to help the many people in need on the Gulf Coast," said Matt Schubert, CEO of Social Solutions.

Social Solutions' ETO Software will provide a central platform for nearly 700 social workers in the Disaster Housing Assistance Program for Hurricane Ike to collaborate and manage their performance. This new technology platform will help HUD to be more transparent to Congress, FEMA, and the American public, as well as enable them to respond more quickly to future disasters.

To better address a family's problems, case managers need to compare family backgrounds and history with current disaster victim information. Through its central platform, ETO Software helps these case workers access such information as well as input the data into the system for use by other agencies and point of service staff. In addition, the software helps facilitate HUD in providing progress reports to Congress and FEMA.

HUD's relief program will be in place through March 2010.

Founded by human service workers, Social Solutions seeks to revolutionize the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations and government programs and agencies by helping them align their missions, funders' expectations, and the daily work of their staffs. Social Solutions currently offers GSA (General Services Administration Group) pricing for its ETO Software.

About Social Solutions and ETO Software®

Social Solutions challenges and equips human service providers and their funders to turn good intent into measurable change by relating efforts to outcomes. The company's ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) reporting software replaces one-size-fits-all data tracking with a reporting system tailored to the unique mission of each nonprofit organization. ETO Software® generates a clear and accurate measure of impact to improve service delivery, earn more funding, and reduce the time and resources dedicated to tracking performance.

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