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 …

New What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor in the forums!

I’m happy to announce the addition of a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor in the forums.  It occurred to me that many people may not be familiar with bbcode and would therefore feel more comfortable with a more traditional editor when using the forums. Please try out the new editor and keep me posted with any feedback. PS – The chat has also been updated. Thanks! Gaither

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 …

National Ranking of Continuums of Care

The NHIP has completed a ranking of Homeless Continuums of Care using data from system performance measures submitted in 2017.  The rankings divide CoCs into Higher, Average and Lower Performers with separate rankings for each of the three (3) geographic divisions of Continuums.  The NHIP cautions against reading too much into the ranking since many measures are not comparable due to differences in program allocation and resources in each community.  The goal of the rankings is to provide a general look at CoCs that appear to be high performing and communities in need of improvement.  The NHIP welcomes any comments about improving the rankings.  …

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.