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 …

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.

Today: Deadline for Official 2018 LSA Data Submission

The deadline for submitting official Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data for use in the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress via the new Homelessness Data Exchange, Version 2.0 (HDX 2.0) is TODAY, Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. Before you click the “Submit for Review” button (located in the Data Summary View tab) for your upload, make sure: Your upload is marked as Official HUD Submission, not Local Use Only. You have resolved any warnings flagged in the HDX 2.0 by either leaving a note in the system and selecting a warning status from the warning’s …

Reminder: Upcoming Deadline for Official 2018 LSA Data Submission – December 14, 2018

The deadline for submitting official Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data for use in the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress via the new Homelessness Data Exchange, Version 2.0 (HDX 2.0) is 11:59 PM PST on Friday, December 14, 2018. LSA uploads are extracted directly from each Continuum of Care’s (CoC’s) Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Unlike with prior AHAR submissions, changes to data cannot be made manually. Therefore, to resolve data quality warnings in the HDX 2.0, CoCs will either need to write notes to explain why the data are accurate as they are, or fix any issues …

WellSky LSA Export

HUD this morning has sent out the below information regarding the LSA export and HDX. We are passing along this information to you: “HDX 2.0 Users: Thanks to your ongoing diligent review, we have identified several new bugs in the system related to warnings and calculations for the “Chronic Homelessness and Disabling Condition” display. First, since our calculation updates last week, the warnings being thrown for data results in these fields are being applied to the wrong fields. In addition, for the AO-RRH and AO-PSH results, the results are displaying inaccurately. These results do not mean that your underlying data …

Action Required: 2018 LSA Data Submission and New Resources

Due to the complexities of the new Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) process, the deadline for submitting official LSA data for use in the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress via the new Homelessness Data Exchange, Version 2.0 (HDX 2.0) has been extended to 11:59 PM PST on Friday, December 14, 2018 and any Continuums of Care (CoCs) who have already uploaded their data will need to re-upload their Official data once HUD announces fixes to HDX 2.0, following the steps outlined below. HUD wants to thank communities for all of their hard work so far and for working …

Reminder: Test LSA Data Upload Due in HDX 2.0 – Today, November 9, 2018

The deadline for submitting a test Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data upload to the new Homelessness Data Exchange, Version 2.0 (HDX 2.0) is today, Friday, November 9, 2018. The primary purpose of this deadline is to make sure communities can login to the HDX 2.0, test uploading the LSA data, and identify issues that may need to be resolved prior to the November 30, 2018 official submission deadline. Potential issues could be with the vendor export, the HMIS data or data structure, or import issues into the HDX 2.0. It is ok if the status of the test upload is …