When a service is created with a Type of "Residential: special needs and non-special needs" or "Residential: special needs", additional Housing Option fields will display when setting up its service items. These fields allow administrators to associate bed and unit inventory information with a service item. This information can be used to report on bed utilization, when housing services are used to track clients' use of housing services.
Note: these inventory fields are separate from the Bed & Unit Information maintained at the program level.
After creating a service, create the service item(s) for the service. To create a service item, select Add Item.
This will take you to the Services: Item Detail section. For information on completing the standard service item fields, see Creating and Editing Service Items. In addition to the standard fields, a Housing Options section will display.
Housing Options Fields
Information Date: the date the information was added.
Service Type: the type of housing service. If Emergency Shelter is selected, then two additional data fields will appear:
- Bed Type: "Facility-based", "Voucher", or "Other"
- Availability: "Year-round", "Seasonal", or "Overflow"
Household Type: the type of households served.
Inventory Type: the type of bed the service is dedicated to ("N/A", "Chronic Homeless Bed Inventory (PSH Only)", "Veteran Bed Inventory", "Youth Beds Inventory")
- If "Youth Beds Inventory" is selected, an additional Youth Beds Inventory Type field displays with drop-down options ("Only under Age 18", "Only ages 18 to 24", "Only youth under age 24 (both of the above)")
Bed and Unit Inventory: the number of beds and units being provided.
Reservation: if the service item Delivery Type is "Daily Attendance", a Reservation toggle displays. When this option is enabled, clients will need to first be reserved to the service before being "checked-in" to it. For more information on configuring reservation services, see Service Item Housing Options: Reservations.
After saving your service item, be sure to configure the service's Program Options section.