Submittal Deadline Reminders: 2019 HIC & PIT Count Data and System Performance Measures Report

2019 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count data must be submitted via HUD’s Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) web portal by Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:00 PM EDT. FY 2018 System Performance Measures Report data must be submitted via the HDX web portal by Friday, May 31, 2019 8:00 PM EDT. Note: These three reports will not be submitted through the new HDX 2.0, but will instead be submitted through the original HDX “1.0.” Please be sure you are visiting the correct site and updating your credentials there. The two sites do not share passwords, so you will need …

LSA Updates for CoCs: Data Cleaning and Submission Date Extension

As communities and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) vendors continue to work through the Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data cleaning process, HUD wants to acknowledge how challenging this process has been and thank our partners for continuing to work with us and the LSA team. We set a high bar for the LSA submission process more than 12 months ago, and while the process is continuing to move forward, it has had quite a few bumps along the way, resulting in extensions, confusion and frustration for our community partners and HMIS vendors. Although it’s been a challenging process for all …

WellSky LSA Export Update

HUD has announced the extension of LSA export re-submissions to April 22nd, 2019. Vendors have until April 18th, 2019 to update the code with any relevant changes. Abt acknowledges that this provides our customers with a limited submission window and they will be evaluating whether or not they need to extend the submission window again. Abt recommends that our customers review the non-vendor errors/warnings in their flag files to determine what fixes, if any, are needed and then resubmit the file to get the errors cleared. Abt does not recommend that customers wait for vendors to make their changes before …

2018 LSA Validation Process: Extension and Resources

In late 2018, HUD launched the Homelessness Data Exchange, Version 2.0 (HDX 2.0) platform to support the collection of Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data for the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) process. The LSA and HDX 2.0 are cornerstones of HUD’s long-term effort to enhance the ability of CoCs to understand homelessness in their communities, increase the effectiveness of their homeless response systems, and streamline CoC reporting to HUD. However, HUD recognizes the transition to this new process has been complicated and time-consuming for communities. HUD values and appreciates the work underway by CoCs, HMIS leads, and HMIS vendors. Communities …

HDX Data Submission Deadlines

HUD has established the following data submission timelines for the 2019 Housing Inventory Count (HIC), Point-in-Time (PIT) count, and System Performance Measures (SPM) report data.   Meeting the data submission deadline for the HIC, PIT count, and SPM report is a factor considered by HUD in the annual CoC Program Competition. CoCs should consider the amount of time it may take to compile and enter information needed to meet the reporting requirements. HUD does not anticipate granting extensions to the data submission deadlines. Before March 1: CoCs should review the list of timelines above, and work with CoC Program recipients …

New CoC Racial Equity Analysis Tool

HUD is pleased to announce the availability of the Continuum of Care (CoC) Racial Equity Analysis Tool to help communities understand who is accessing their homeless service system and what outcomes those families and individuals are realizing. Over the past year the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has been highlighting promising practices from the field on how to better understand and address the overrepresentation of people of color among those experiencing homelessness. In November 2017 USICH discussed using GIS mapping to help address disparities in homelessness assistance. The USICH post discussed the use of GIS to analyze local …

HMIS Capacity Building NOFA Deadline Reminder: Applications Due Thursday, January 31, 2019

There are 3 days remaining until the application submission deadline for the HMIS Capacity Building Project Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Unless you have received an extension from HUD, all applications must be submitted by Thursday, January 31, 2019 by 11:59:59 PM EST. Applications shall be submitted to Grants.gov unless a waiver has been issued allowing you to submit your application in paper form. Instructions for submitting your paper application will be contained in the waiver of electronic submission. As a reminder, “Received by Grants.gov” means the applicant received a confirmation of receipt and an application tracking number from Grants.gov. …

HMIS Lead/System Administrator Quarterly Call

Reminder – Please join us for the HMIS Lead/System Administrator Quarterly Call on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET. The agenda is: HUD Updates HMIS NOFA NHSDC Technical Updates Updated System Performance Measures Report specs (review) Updated PATH Annual Report specs (review) LSA Updates Data Standards Updates timeline/expectations System Administration Updates SA Call Discussion/Feedback TA Strategy Review Please follow this link to complete registration for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3323638224505686273. Even if you are not planning on attending, registering will allow you to access the recording of the webinar in case you can’t attend the live session.

New Resources: HMIS Capacity Building NOFA

HUD is committed to ending homelessness and believes good, reliable information is essential to that effort. Some Continuums of Care (CoCs) have an Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) infrastructure that is nimble and has the capacity to adapt to ever-changing information needs. Others struggle and would benefit from funding dedicated to improving HMIS. In November 2018 HUD published an HMIS Capacity Building Project Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to help communities improve their CoC’s HMIS. New Resources Did you miss the HMIS NOFA Office Hours held on December 12, 2018? The materials from the Office Hours are now available on the training page …