Eric Gammons has over 35 years of experience working in the social service field, specializing in supportive housing, Housing First, rapid re-housing, and ending homelessness on a community-wide basis. He is skilled in the development and implementation of programs that address the core issues of homelessness, and is a proven evaluator. Eric is an expert on configuring, implementing, and monitoring federally funded projects in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) according to HUD/VA standards, and on incorporating coordinated entry systems within HMIS to create a seamless housing priority system. He has direct experience as a coordinator of regional efforts and as a direct service provider for people with mental illness who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Eric is a Veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm serving with the Louisiana Army National Guard.