*Featured* 2020 HMIS Data Standards

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.

Resource Guide

  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards Resource Guide

      The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the 2020 Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standards. The Bitfocus Team is busy updating Clarity Human Services to be fully compliant with HUD's guidance. We will be providing guidance to you, our customers, so you are fully aware of what to expect and what actions System Administrators will need to make before October 1, 2019. T...

Email Communications

  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards: 'Destination' Field Value Display Name Looker Filter Adjustments Needed - July 2019

      Hello System Administrators, In preparation for the upcoming HUD HMIS 2020 Data Standards release, the following picklist value names for the ‘Destination’ field (field data name: exit_destination) have been updated in all instances. If you are utilizing the ‘Destination’ field as a filter in any Looker reporting, you will need to update the following Looker ‘Destination’ filter value names to ensure proper repo...

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  • FY 2020 Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standards Released - May 2019

      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...

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  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards Update - July 2019

      Hello System Administrators, We are excited to provide more detail on what to expect with this year’s HMIS Data Standards Updates. Below you'll find a summary of upcoming changes and what you need to do to prepare for October 1. Please review this information carefully. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask our friendly Technical Support Agents who are standing by.   Please note: If Bitfocu...

Additional Resources

  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards Bed and Unit Inventory Changes

      The 2020 HMIS Data Standards contain several changes to the way Bed and Unit Inventory data is collected in HMIS, including the retirement of several fields, relocation of where data is collected, and new fields for tracking dedicated beds. It is important that communities review the accuracy and completeness of their bed and unit inventory prior to October 1, to ensure the most accurate data mapping when the ne...

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