*Featured* HUD and Federal Partner Resources
Data collection tools, links, and guidance. This section contains the latest news about and resources for the FY 2020 Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standards updates to Clarity Human Services.
FY 2020 HMIS Data Standards Resources
FY 2020 Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standards Released
Dear Bitfocus Customers, This week the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the FY 2020 Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standards Manual and Data Dictionary. If you are subscribed to receive email updates from the HUD Exchange, you should have received this communication. The requirements of the FY 2020 HMIS Data Standards must be programmed and in practice by all HMI...label_outline Data Standards label_outline HUD label_outline hmis label_outline 2020
General HUD and Federal Partner / HMIS Resources
HUD Homelessness Reporting Links
HMIS Standard Reporting Terminology Glossary System Performance Measures Tools Performance Measures – Project Application Instructional Guide System Performance Measures Introductory Guide eCart (ESG-CAPER Annual Reporting Tool) and Guide AHAR Reports, Guides, Tools, and Webinars AHAR Frequently Asked Questions APR Guides, Tools, and Webinars Consolidated Plan Guides, Tools, and Trainings
HMIS Sample Forms
The HMIS Sample Forms below are specific to each program listed. Each form can be downloaded and easily modified to meet custom requirements. Continuum of Care (CoC) Programs (SHP, S+C, SRO) Sample Forms CoC Program Intake HMIS 2017 Form Download - Doc | PDF CoC Program Status Assessment HMIS 2017 Form Download - Doc | PDF CoC Program Exit HMIS 2017 Form Download - Doc | PDF HOPWA (Housing Oppo...label_outline PATH label_outline For Agency Managers label_outline For System Administrators label_outline SSVF label_outline RHY label_outline Sample Forms label_outline Intake label_outline Status Assessment label_outline Program Exit label_outline Form
HMIS Glossary Of Terms – Common Acronyms
AHAR Annual Homeless Assessment Report APR Annual Performance Report CAP Community Action Plan CoC Continuum of Care DV Domestic Violence ES Emergency Shelter ESG Emergency Solutions Grant FMR Fair Market Rent HEARTH Act Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act HIC Housing Inventory Count HMIS Homeless Management Information System HOPWA Housing Opportunities for...
HMIS Glossary of Terms
AFFORDABLE HOUSING: housing costs (including utility costs) that make up no more than 30%-50% of a household’s income which reduce incidences of homelessness among the working poor. ANNUAL HOMELESS ASSESSMENT REPORT (AHAR): (as defined by HUD) uses collective Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data from communities across the country, as well as the CoC applications to produce an annual report to U.S. C...
Regulations and Notices These pages contain the authorizing regulation and notices for HUD and HMIS. HUD News and Announcements HMIS Regulations and Notices Programs and Federal Partner Resources Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program Rural Housing Stability Assistance (RHSP) Program Supportive Services for Veteran Familie...
HUD and Federal Partner Program Setup
How To Set Up VA / SSVF Programs & Services
This tutorial discusses how to set up a VA/SSVF Program and its corresponding services. There are three steps to creating a VA/SSVF program and its corresponding services in the HMIS: Create a VA/SSVF program template in Setup > Program Templates (Must be done by a System Administrator) Configure the VA/SSVF program in Manage > Programs (May be done by a System Administrator or Agency Manager) Configure VA/...label_outline For Agency Managers label_outline For System Administrators
How to Set Up PATH Programs & Services
This tutorial covers how to set up PATH Programs & Services. The Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) was authorized by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1990. PATH services are for persons with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders, who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. PATH services ...label_outline PATH label_outline Agencies label_outline For Agency Managers label_outline For System Administrators
2017 Data Standards Update Resources
2017 Data Standards - Contact Services to Retire
Use this Look to identify Service Items that need to be retired with the 2017 Data Standards. Project Descriptor Model Include the following fields on the Look: Agency Name (Agencies) Service Category (Project Services) ID (Project Services) Service Item Name (Project Services) Service Item End Availability Date (Project Services) Sort the Look by Agency Name, then Project Services ID (Hold down the shift key)...
Data Standards Countdown Topics
Week of 10/2/2017 Topic: SSVF and VASH Projects with Custom Screens Implement the new VAMC Station Code field > Setup > Screens Edit the SSVF/VASH Enrollment Screen After the "Last Permanent Address" section of the enrollment screen: Add a space Edit and add constraint "Head of Household (Program)" = YesAND Add constraint "Is Program Funding Source HUD:VASH or VA:SSVF = Yes (Auto...
2017 Data Standards: RHY Retired/Updated Services Look
Use this Look to identify Service Items that need to be retired with the 2017 Data Standards. Project Descriptor Model Include the following fields on the Look: Agency Name (Agencies) Service Category (Project Services) ID (Project Services) Service Item Name (Project Services) Service Item End Availability Date (Project Services) Sort the Look by Agency Name, then Project Services ID (Hold down the shift key)...label_outline For System Administrators label_outline Data Standards label_outline 2017
2017 Data Standards Changes: VAMC Station Number Look
To create a Look showing the VAMC Station Numbers in use in your community do the following: Explore>HMIS Performance Change Reporting Period Filter to: Add filters: Head of Household (Yes/No) is Yes (Enrollments) Funding Source = (Program Funding Sources) VA:Supportive Services for Veteran Families HUD: VASH Add the following dimensions to the Look: VAMC Station Number (Entry Screen) CoC Cod...label_outline For System Administrators label_outline Data Standards label_outline 2017
2017 Data Standards Changes
This section discusses the relevant changes in the 2017 Data Standards from HUD. More critical changes are emphasized with blue callout boxes. Project Descriptors 2.2 Project Identifiers Availability End will no longer be required 2.6 Funding Sources New funding sources added 2.7 Bed and Unit Inventory Remove specific age categories for youth beds RRH inventory must now be based on current enrollments and housing...label_outline For System Administrators label_outline Data Standards label_outline 2017