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National Ranking of Continuums of Care

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...
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WellSky – HIC and PIT Update

WellSky – HIC and PIT Update

We are still in the process of updating the 0628/0629/0630 ART Gallery reports for the 2019 submission of the HIC/PIT information to HUD. HUD has not yet announced the submission deadline for this information. We performed a test auto-mapper run last weekend due to the changes we made to the...
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2019 PIT & HIC Reporting with WellSky Community Services

2019 PIT & HIC Reporting with WellSky Community Services

Thank you for registering to see last week's webinar on PIT and HIC reporting. Here is a link to a document which answers some of the frequently-asked questions that resulted from the webinar. PIT & HIC Reporting FAQ We look forward to seeing you at future coffee calls!
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New CoC Racial Equity Analysis Tool

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

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...
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HMIS Lead/System Administrator Quarterly Call

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...
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CoC System Performance Measures Infographic

CoC System Performance Measures Infographic

This modified HUD SPM infographic shows general system performance measures for a CoC.  Link to original infographic
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Qlik Sense Upgrade/Update

Qlik Sense Upgrade/Update

We are pleased to announce a Qlik Sense Upgrade and Update is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29 th, 2018. Please note that the first build after this upgrade/update will take longer than normal for nightly rebuilds to finish. Qlik Sense Upgrade: The upgrade portion includes the following upgrades: Qlik Sense...
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WellSky – LSA Export Update

WellSky – LSA Export Update

The LSA export has been updated with the recent HUD code changes. HUD requested that vendors have these changes in place today, 01/11/2019. HUD will contact any customers directly that need to resubmit their LSA export. Please create a case in the Customer Community if you have further questions.
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HUD Annual Performance Report (APR) Report APIs now in HSLynk

HUD Annual Performance Report (APR) Report APIs now in HSLynk

The Open Source HSLynk Platform as a Service (PaaS) can now run the arguably most important management report for HMIS: the HUD HMIS Annual Performance Report. And this APR report is far more flexible than our competitors' offerings. Read below to see why. The open source HSLynk APR Report is...
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New Resources: HMIS Capacity Building NOFA

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...
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Support Announcements

Support Announcements

Technical Support Manager: In September, Kristy Hudson took over the Manager, Technical Support position. Kristy has worked with WellSky Community Services (formerly known as ServicePoint) for 13 years as a Senior Customer Care Representative. During her time with the product she has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise with...
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HUD PATH Report Hotfix Applied

HUD PATH Report Hotfix Applied

We have applied a hotfix to all ServicePoint sites on version 5.12.64 or greater. This hotfix addresses an issue with Questions 26 and 27 where clients that were being counted in Q17e/Q17f were not being counted in Q26/27 if the service end date was after the report end date. The...
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HUD Closed – HUD Exchange Website Operational

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...
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Qlik Sense Update

Qlik Sense Update

We are pleased to announce a Qlik Sense Update is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, December 26th, 2018. The nightly rebuilds will not be affected by this update and you will see the following changes go into place: Correction to Review Date filter for Entry Exit Review records. Sub-Assessment...
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Reminder: Point-in-Time Count Resources

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...
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HDX 2.0 Maintenance Period

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...
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Today: Deadline for Official 2018 LSA Data Submission

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...
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WellSky ServicePoint 5.12.66 Now Available

WellSky ServicePoint 5.12.66 Now Available

This release includes the following items: Resolved issue in Q26 and Q27 in PATH report Resolved issue in Q28e in PATH report Changes to LSA export Resolved issue in exporting Medicaid Files Resolved issue with creating subordinate/equivalent providers in Provider Admin AIRS Taxonomy Update Release notes can be found in...
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Reminder: Upcoming Deadline for Official 2018 LSA Data Submission – December 14, 2018

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...
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