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GaitherDyn Community Data Dashboard Survey

GaitherDyn Community Data Dashboard Survey

Hello!  I have been working on a new project called the GaitherDyn Community Data Dashboard.  It takes a zip file and converts it into a Tableau data dashboard that can be embedded directly into a CoC's website for them to use as a community data dashboard.  I'm currently looking to...
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Data Standards “deep dive” Webinar

Data Standards “deep dive” Webinar

Hello HMIS Leads and System Admins: We hope you can join us for a Data Standards “deep dive” (on June 26th at 1:00 pm Eastern) into several sections of the FY2020 Data Standards, namely 2.03 & 3.16 (CoC Codes for Projects and Client Locations) and 4.19 & 4.20 (Coordinated Entry...
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WellSky Updates

WellSky Updates

SPM Update Over the holiday weekend we will release new versions of two of the System Performance Measure (SPM) reports as listed below: 0703 - Employment and Income Growth for CoC Funded Projects Metric 4 - v6 Resolved issue with how reviews for Annual Assessments at 30 days are excluded...
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HUD Releases FY 2020 HMIS Data Standards, Mapping Instructions, and CSV Schemas

HUD Releases FY 2020 HMIS Data Standards, Mapping Instructions, and CSV Schemas

HUD has released the FY 2020 Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standards, which includes dictionary table shells and data collection instructions for Project Descriptor, Universal, Common, and Metadata Elements, and placeholders for Federal Partner Data Elements (coming soon). There are several documents to ensure proper mapping of old data...
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May 29, 2019-HMIS Lead/System Admin Meeting Announcement and Registration Link

May 29, 2019-HMIS Lead/System Admin Meeting Announcement and Registration Link

Hello System Administrators, The next regularly scheduled HMIS Lead/System Administrator Webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 1-2:30 PM Eastern Time. The following is a short summary of the call’s agenda: HUD Updates Technical Updates Often Asked Questions from the HMIS AAQ Data Standards Rollout Q & A Fran...
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WellSky SPM Update

WellSky SPM Update

This weekend we will be releasing the revised 0700 and 0700.1b reports. They will be available in the mapped ART Gallery reports folder on Monday, May 20th, 2019. A summary of the two changed reports and report under investigation as listed below: 0700 - Length of Time Persons Remain Homeless...
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WellSky SPM Update

WellSky SPM Update

We are in the process of making revisions to the following SPM reports: 0700 - Length of Time Persons Remain Homeless - Metric 1 - v5 0700.1b - Length of Time Persons Remain Homeless - Metric 1b - v6 0703 - Employment and Income Growth for CoC Funded Projects Metric...
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WellSky ServicePoint Data Center Outage

WellSky ServicePoint Data Center Outage

We are aware of an outage in the Shreveport data center. All sites hosted in that data center are affected. Our IT team is currently investigating and we will provide an update as quickly as possible.
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HUD’s New Coordinated Entry Data Elements

HUD’s New Coordinated Entry Data Elements

HUD recently finalized a set of Coordinated Entry (CE) data elements to standardize data collection on core components of CE – access, assessment, referral, and prioritization. These elements are the result of several months of collaboration with key stakeholders to learn from communities’ experiences implementing and refining CE data collection...
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HSLynk and HOME Open Source HMIS volunteers needed

HSLynk and HOME Open Source HMIS volunteers needed

We have a need for volunteers squashing bugs, improved Wiki docs, and documenting APIs in HSLynk.  See https://github.com/servinglynk/hslynk-o ... ocs/issues , https://api.hslynk.com/ (all APIs need a model and example, and some are absent), and https://github.com/servinglynk/hslynk-o ... -docs/wiki).  Please contact me if you are interested, at [email protected]  Thank you!
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HUD Publishes HMIS Software Vendor Capacity Checklist

HUD Publishes HMIS Software Vendor Capacity Checklist

The HMIS Software Vendor Capacity Checklist provides HMIS Leads, system administrators, and Continuum of Care (CoC) data leadership with an assessment framework to ensure that HMIS Software Vendors, solution providers, and other relevant HMIS stakeholders are fulfilling the roles and responsibilities that may be required by the CoC to ensure...
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HUD Publishes HMIS System Administrator Checklist

HUD Publishes HMIS System Administrator Checklist

The HMIS System Administrator Checklist provides HMIS Leads, system administrators, and Continuum of Care (CoC) data leadership with an assessment framework to ensure that HMIS Leads, system administrators and other relevant HMIS stakeholders are fulfilling the roles and responsibilities that may be required by the CoC to ensure the operation...
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WellSky SP 5.12.68 is Now Available

WellSky SP 5.12.68 is Now Available

ServicePoint 5.12.68 is now available. This is considered a "major" release. This means you have to create a case in the WellSky Customer Community in order to upgrade to this version. The additional step will allow you the opportunity to review the release notes and Forgot Password documentation prior to...
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WellSky ART Gallery Update

WellSky ART Gallery Update

The April 30th, 2019 ART Gallery Update includes the following update to the ART Gallery available as of 04/29/2019: 0640 - HUD Data Quality Framework Report - v8 - This report has been updated with the below changes: Resolved issue with the exclusion of some Street Outreach clients due to...
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WellSky Article – 5 Steps to Better Outcomes from Your Provider Network

WellSky Article – 5 Steps to Better Outcomes from Your Provider Network

Your community-based organization depends on service providers to achieve your mission. Yet managing a provider network effectively is challenging! It’s often hard to get past feel-good anecdotes and impressions, and make decisions based on objective results. Gerry Leslie, HMIS Project Director for Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness, shared this 5-step plan to implement a data-driven approach that can improve the lives of people in your community.   1. Establish key measures  When developing goals, it’s important to...
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WellSky LSA Export Update

WellSky LSA Export Update

We are ready to update the export with our first round changes. The changes will be applied at 10:00 AM CDT today, Tuesday, April 16th. We will send out another announcement once it is complete. The update will include the following: Flag 132 - HHType and HHAdultAge counts issue. {Sample...
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Submittal Deadline Reminders: 2019 HIC & PIT Count Data and System Performance Measures Report

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...
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WellSky RHY Spring 2019 Upload Announced

WellSky RHY Spring 2019 Upload Announced

The RHY upload for grantees into RHYPoint will take place from Monday, April 22nd through Friday, May 10th. Export data from Community Services (ServicePoint) with the following parameters: Date Range is 10/1/2018 - 3/31/2019 Use either HUD or RHY Entry Exit type based upon your workflow Export and upload each...
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LSA Updates for CoCs: Data Cleaning and Submission Date Extension

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...
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WellSky LSA Export Update

WellSky LSA Export Update

Our development team continues to review customer submitted issues and the Abt provided Flag Files. We’re pleased to report that the latest file we received back from Abt shows a reduction of approximately 50% of vendor related flags. We currently have several code changes to push to customers and anticipate...
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