• 2020 HMIS Data Standards: Final Reminders and Pro Tips

      Hello System Administrators, As you know, the FY 2020 HMIS Data Standards went live in the system on October 1, 2019. All necessary updates to your system should now be implemented in alignment with the 2020 HUD HMIS Data Standards. Please review the below resources and guidance to ensure all necessary tasks are complete:  2020 HMIS Data Standards: System Administrator Checklist 2020 Data Standards Updates in C...

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  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards: It's Go Live Time! - October 2019

      Hello System Administrators, We are excited to announce that the 2020 HUD HMIS Data Standards updates are now in effect, and available within your instance. Please update any existing Program Templates with the applicable new [2020] System screens (or customized versions), in order to make them available to your end users. In addition, please reference the below resources as guidance for any tasks needing comple...

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  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards: Go Live Next Week and Important Reminders - September 2019

      Hello System Administrators, As a reminder, the 2020 HUD HMIS Data Standards go into effect next week and will be released onto the live instances on Tuesday, October 1, along with the updated CSV export which has been aligned with the HUD HMIS Data Standards. In anticipation of the October 1 release date, please ensure any items needing completion before October 1 are completed by that time. Please reference th...

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  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards: System Screen Release and Data Standards Update Information - September 2019

      Hello System Administrators, We are excited to announce that the 2020 System screens have been released to live sites as of September 17, 2019, and if your community utilizes local fields, the 2020 System screens can be copied and modified with local fields in preparation for the Data Standards release on October 1, 2019.  Important: Please do not give your users access to the 2020 screen versions until the new ...

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  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards: Feature Updates, Training Videos, and System Screen Release Date - September 2019

      Hello System Administrators, Bitfocus is excited to announce the new feature enhancements associated with the 2020 HUD HMIS Data Standards updates have been released in all training sites as of September 10, 2019. The release date for all production/live instances is October 1, 2019. The 'Clarity Human Services: Data Standards Feature Update' article summarizes these updates.   Please note:  If Bitfocus provi...

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  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards: System Administrator Checklist - August 2019

      To help guide you through the upcoming months of Data Standards updates, we created the System Administrator Checklist below. The purpose of this checklist is to prepare Admins for what to do before October 1, and what to do on or after October 1.  As such, this checklist is split into two sections: 1.) Items to complete before October 1, and 2.) Items to complete on and after October 1.   Please note: If Bit...

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  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards: Coordinated Entry Data Elements Overview - August 2019

      Hello System Administrators, Below are exciting updates regarding the new Coordinated Entry data elements being implemented within Clarity Human Services. Please click the link within each of the three data element sections below to view additional details and important next steps for each update. In addition, please note that the updated HUD CSV export in alignment with the 2020 HUD HMIS Data Standards is on sc...

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  • 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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  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards: Housing Move-In Date Update and SSVF Service Update Guidance - July 2019

      Hello System Administrators,   As a follow up to the previous Data Standards update, below please find exciting updates to the ‘Housing Move-In Date’ data element, as well as a guide to configuring the new SSVF Service Items on October 1.     Please stay tuned for our next update, which will provide an overview of the new Coordinated Entry Data Elements.   Please note: If Bitfocus provides your system adminis...

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  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards: Summary of Changes - 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, 2019. 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 B...

  • 2020 HMIS Data Standards: 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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