About Our MIS Staff

Tanyce A. McCray-Davis | MIS Director/MIS Administrator,

Tanyce A. Davis joined with Partners for the Homeless, predecessor of Community Alliance for the Homeless, in August 1999. As the MIS Director, Tanyce manages multiple projects, maintains policies and procedures, produces memoranda of agreement with all agencies utilizing Memphis/Shelby County Continuum of Care Management Information System (MSCCoC-MIS), end-user agreements, and manages agency contracts and participation. Tanyce and her team support software provider relations, system administration, technical support, website building and maintenance, the MSCCOC-MIS Help Desk., The MIS Department also trains and certifies end users. She oversees contract compliance, data quality, data integration, reporting, and evaluation of the MSCCOC-MIS. Tanyce assists with office daily operations, the operations budget, and supervises a staff of five.

Tara M. Austin | MIS Sr. Support Specialist

Tara M. Austin, began her journey with Partners for the Homeless, predecessor of Community Alliance for the Homeless in 2000 as a part time data entry clerk and assistant to the then Database Manager. Now as a member of the Support Staff, Tara enters agency supplied confidential data, trains and certifies agency MSCCOC-MIS End Users, travels to different local programs to install PKI certificates and identifies types of assistance programs that its staff may be in need of.  Tara’s other roles include supporting  software provider relations, system administration, technical support, data accuracy and quality, reporting, staff support for Project Homeless Connect, Point In Time Count, and assisting service providers with Annual Performance Reporting.

Paula May | MIS Data Analyst and Systems Administrator

Paula May joined Community Alliance in July of 2014. With a database administrator background and years of experience writing reports in SQL, we knew that she would be a great addition to the MIS Department. Paula's roles include creation, implementation, and maintaining of the MSCCOC-MIS Help Desk and MIS website, assisting in maintaining policies and procedures, software provider relations, system administration, technical support, data accuracy and quality, reporting, staff support for Project Homeless Connect, Point In Time Count, and assisting service providers with Annual Performance Reporting.


Maxine Moses | MIS Data Specialist

Maxine Moses joined Partners for the Homeless, predecessor of Community Alliance for the Homeless in October of 2009 as a part time data entry clerk for the Homeless Prevention and Re-Housing Program. Now as a full time member of the MIS support staff, Maxine's roles include staff support for Project Homeless Connect, Point In time Count, and Memphis Strong Family Project; she also enters confidential data for various CoC projects, and assists with data accuracy and quality system wide

Donna Cash | MIS Data Specialist

Donna Cash joined Partners for the Homeless, predecessor of Community Alliance for the Homeless in October of 2009 as a part time data entry clerk for the Homeless Prevention and Re-Housing Program. Now as a full time member of the MIS support staff, Donna’s roles include staff support for Project Homeless Connect, Point In time Count, and Zero2016; she also enters confidential data for various CoC projects, and assists with data accuracy and quality system wide.

The History of our Organization & MIS

The Community Alliance for the Homeless was formed in February, 2010 from the merger of Partners for the Homeless (Partners) and the Greater Memphis Inter-Agency Coalition for the Homeless (GMICH).The organization is a private, non-profit entity that provides planning, technical assistance, and service coordination to public and private agencies working to end homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County. The Community Alliance is funded with support from the City of Memphis, Shelby County, and private foundations including the Assisi Foundation, and the Community Foundation. Partners, originally known as the Homeless Resource Coordinating Council, was established in 1995 and assumed responsibility in 1996 for preparation and submission of the local Continuum of Care application process, the mechanism required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to draw down funding for homeless services (except for emergency shelter). The Greater Memphis Interagency Coalition for the Homeless was founded in 1988 as a community-wide collaborative made up of over 150 participants, including homeless service providers, public and private, community and faith-based organizations. In 2009, through a Continuum of Care strategic planning process, a merger between these two agencies was recommended. Both had worked collaboratively and community wide for many years with government and providers to reduce and prevent homelessness but neither provided direct services. Combining them administratively was a logical step after years of providing complementary services. The Community Alliance for the Homeless links planners, providers, data, and resources to develop an effective outcome-driven system for ending homelessness.

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We will post several items of interest at various times during the month. We hope that our members find our site informative and useful. We welcome any suggestions or requests that you may have.You may contact, Paula May, at paula@cafth.org with any website related inquires.

Did you know...

..that MIS End-Users with Admin rights can change their contact information in MIS under their own personal profile? Be sure to have your your information updated!