Community Technology Alliance
Data Hub

Enable various databases and tools to communicate and exchange data. Integrate and centrally store data for reporting and data visualization purposes.

HMIS Systems Design

Identify and address needs, gaps and challenges in data collection and reporting.

Mobile Apps

Choice of multiple versions of the HOME app preloaded with the VI-SPDAT and other features.

National Fellowship

Community Technology Alliance is pleased to collaborate with the Tableau Foundation and Interworks to ask: How might we utilize data to develop solutions for ending poverty and homelessness?

Technical Assistance

Need short-term assistance in order to operate more effectively?

Mobile4All/Street Connect

Cell phone and data plan for homeless and extremely low income individuals. StreetConnect is a mobile notification tool for sending text messages.


Community Technology Alliance

communities to
develop data-driven
solutions to ending
poverty and

Community Technology Alliance was founded in 1991 to design and construct the technical infrastructure necessary to support the work to end homelessness in Santa Clara County.

CTA has since evolved into a nonprofit focusing on ways for databases and other tools to communicate and exchange data, and on ways to integrate and centrally store data for reporting and data visualization purposes.


Meet the Team

Community Technology Alliance
Bob Russell
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Bob has 20 years of experience in system design and project management, specializing in organizational change and development. Bob joined CTA in 2010, providing expertise in streamlining and leveraging processes in order to enhance CTA’s ability to foster collaborations and to assist communities in seeking data-driven solutions.
Michelle Ogburn
Data Fellowship Project Director
Michelle has over 10 years of experience with data collection efforts for poverty and homeless service providers. Michelle’s experience ranges from implementing HMIS in multiple communities, managing a one-stop service center for the chronically homeless, to providing technical assistance to various Continuums of Care across the nation.
Javier Celedon
Programs Director
Javier has 5 years of experience in systems design, best practices and technical assistance. Javier advises multiple communities in data collection and reporting. In addition, Javier works with communities to identify technologies needed to address gaps and challenges in data collection and reporting.
Emma Go
Programs Specialist
Emma is experienced in providing technical support. Emma on-boards new programs, trains ends users, and provides communities with the needed tools for compliance with data collection and reporting.
Tennille Frye
Finance Administrator
Tennille has over 7 years of financial experience. Tennille handles the bookkeeping and is responsible for payroll and human resources.

What is a Data Hub?

A Data Hub is a powerfully simple idea: an integrated platform that collects and stores data and enables diverse users to gain value from that data through a data visualization framework.

Consult with CTA to determine your hardware, software and reporting needs.


CTA blueprints your Data Hub per your infrastructure and data flow specifications.


Infrastructures are linked & tested for interoperability.


Data upload protocols established. Reporting interface created per your specifications.


Initial training and implementation of best practices for administrators and end users.


Determine your ongoing supports needs from CTA.

Current Projects

Here's what we are up to

Get in touch