• 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 2017 Data Standards Changes: Funding Sources Look

    To create a Look to identify projects with retired federal partner funding sources, do the following in Looker: Explore>Project Descriptor Model Add Filters: Funding Source (Program Funding Sources) RETIRED (VA Community Contract Residential Treatment) RETIRED (VA: Grant Per Diem) Program Active = Active (Programs) Add the following dimensions to the Look: Agency Name (Agencies) Name (Programs) Funding ...

  • 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)...

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  • 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...

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  • 2017 Data Standards Changes: Additional Project Information Look

    To create a Look for the new and required project descriptor elements, do the following in Looker: Explore>Project Descriptor Model Add Filters: Program Active=Active (Programs folder) Project Type Code=      (Programs) Emergency Shelter PH - Housing Only PH - Housing Services (no disability... PH - Permanent Supportive Housing (disability... PH - Rapid Re-Housing Transitional Housing Safe Haven Add the ...

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  • Clarity Human Services Supported Hardware and Software

    Supported Hardware Each of the Supported Hardware devices presented below has passed our extensive testing and review process to make sure that it perfectly accentuates your Clarity Human Services installation. Card Printer The Clarity team recommends the Magicard Enduro 3e printer for ID card printing. It is a powerful and flexible ID card printer with a compact design and multiple upgrade options including d...

  • HIC/PIT And Homelessness Survey

    While communities are not required to conduct unsheltered counts in 2016, HUD strongly encourages communities to conduct both a sheltered and unsheltered count this coming January. The January 2016 PIT count will be a critical element in measuring our progress as a nation towards ending veteran homelessness in 2015. Of the changes listed below, communities should take special note of the change to the data collect...

  • 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 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...

  • HUD Resources

    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...

  • Software Feature Request

    We appreciate your ideas and value your contribution to Clarity Human Services. Customer feedback is what makes our software so effective. Please email your ideas to support@bitfocus.com. When submitting a Software Feature Request, the feature will fall into one of two paths: Feature Recommendation: All feature submissions we receive fall into the category of a Feature Recommendation. Upon acceptance/approval of t...

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  • Request Services

    This section discusses the many services offered by Bitfocus, Inc. and their associated costs.  To request or get more information about any of the services discussed below, email support@bitfocus.com. Professional Services: Report Development All reports available within the Clarity Human Services Report Library have been designed and implemented using the Pentaho© Report Designer application. Service Descript...

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