|HDX 2.0 Now Open for Official Longitudinal Systems Analysis Submissions|
|As of today, October 31, 2018, communities can now submit their Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data for official use in the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress via the new Homelessness Data Exchange, Version 2.0 (HDX 2.0).
HUD has also released a new resource to support Continuums of Care (CoCs) in this process: An Introductory Guide to Submitting Longitudinal Systems Analysis Data for the AHAR. This comprehensive guidebook describes the LSA data submission requirements and reviews the data submission process via the HDX 2.0.
Upcoming Test Deadline: CoCs should plan to log into the HDX 2.0 and complete a test LSA upload by November 9, 2018. If the upload fails due to fatal errors, CoCs should immediately begin working with their vendor to resolve formatting or programming issues with the file export.
A summary of the anticipated 2018 LSA submission cycle’s schedule is below:
As a reminder, all community resources and guidance related to the LSA are announced through the HUD Exchange mailing list and are available on the LSA Tools and Guidance homepage.
If you have questions pertaining to the LSA or HDX 2.0, please submit your questions through the AAQ portal on the HUD Exchange website. Select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the AAQ question submission process.
HUD will also be hosting a second informational office hours session to support CoCs in the upload process. If you missed the first office hours session on October 23, 2018, materials from the session will be posted soon on the HUD Exchange.
LSA Submission Process: Discussion Session