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 …

HUD Closed – HUD Exchange Website Operational

Due to the lapse in Congressional Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is closed. The HUD Exchange website is supported by a cooperative agreement funded under a prior appropriation. Current functions will remain operational but no new functions will be added during the lapse in appropriations. For more information, see HUD Contingency Plan for Possible Lapse in Appropriations.

Reminder: Point-in-Time Count Resources

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a little over a month away now. As you prepare for your count we wanted to remind you of a few resources: Notice CPD-18-08: 2019 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and PIT Data Collection for CoC and ESG Programs: This Notice outlines HUD’s requirements for the 2019 HIC and PIT count. PIT and HIC Guides, Tools, and Webinars: This site contains several resources communities can use to plan and conduct their counts. Crosswalk of Key Federally-funded Child and Youth Homeless Contacts: The U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and HUD …

HDX 2.0 Maintenance Period

What is happening? The HDX 2.0 will have a brief maintenance window today from Noon to 1:00 PM (ET). During this window, we will be pushing out some calculation fixes. What do I need to do? Please finish any uploads or downloads and log out of the HDX 2.0 prior to this time. Jobs that are uploading or processing will be terminated.   The HDX initiative is brought to you by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Submit questions or comments about the HDX 2.0 via Ask A Question[https://www.hudexchange.info/program-support/my-question/] (choose “HDX” as the topic)