The Clients Rights Brochure is now translated in Spanish and posted. The form can be found here.
HUD and its federal partners have released critical updates to the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standards. The revised 2014 HMIS Data Manual Version 5 and 2014 HMIS Data Dictionary Version 5 are now available on the HUD Exchange. These changes to the Data Standards were identified as critical by HUD and its federal partners because the data is needed for reporting purposes for the various partner programs. Every effort was made to determine if the necessary information could be obtained through data elements currently in the 2014 HMIS Data Manual and Dictionary but in a few cases an element either needed to be changed or an element needed to be added.
The following data elements have been modified or added in Version 5 of the Manual and Dictionary:
|Element Number||Element Name||Change Requirement|
|2.3||Continuum of Care Code||Updated guidance|
|3.8||Disabling Condition||Universe change – collect for all clients|
|3.917||Living Situation||Structural and wording change (Major change)|
|4.2||Income and Sources||Collection change – collection now includes PATH|
|4.3||Non-Cash Benefits||Collection change – collection now includes PATH|
|4.4||Health Insurance||New Response options added|
|4.14A||Services Provided: PATH Funded||Response options changed|
|4.16A||Referrals Provided: PATH||Response options changed|
|4.17||Residential Move-in Date||Element structural Change|
|4.21||Connection with SOAR||Collection change – collection now includes PATH|
|4.24||Last Grade Complete||Response Options added & Collection change – collection now includes SSVF & HUD/VASH|
|4.26||Employment Status||Collection change – collection now includes HUD/VASH|
|4.27||General Health Status||Collection change – collection now includes HUD/VASH|
|4.44||HP Screening Score||Retired (replaced with 4.48)|
|4.47||T-cell and Viral Load||Response options changed for viral load|
|4.48||SSVF HP Targeting Criteria||New Element|
|4.49||Use of Other Crisis Services||New Element|
On Monday, August 29, 2016 HUD released a SNAPS In Focus: Addressing the Needs of Human Trafficking Victims.
On August 16, 2016 HUD released the CoC Competition Focus: Housing First. Please take a moment to read this information.
Please be advised that the HMIS system will be unavailable on August 27, 2016, from 10PM to 2AM PST while Patch 241 is being applied. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The HMIS August 2016 Newsletter has been released.
Check out the HMIS Spotlight for August 2016, Program Specific Data Elements at Entry
HUD has recently updated e-snaps to allow recipients of fiscal year (FY) 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funding to submit Annual Performance Reports (APRs). The form will be available to recipients by Wednesday, August 17, 2016 after noon. For more information about this notice, click here.
Check out the Most Missed Questions on HMIS Test Webinar from August 2, 2016.
These quick guides provide step-by-step instructions on how to undertake a specific task within the eCon Plan Suite for CDBG Entitlement Program, CDBG State Program, ESG: Emergency Solutions Grants Program, HOME: HOME Investment Partnerships Program, HOPWA: Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program.
- Creating a Consolidated Plan for State and Entitlement Grantees (PDF)
- Creating a Consolidated Plan for Consortia Grantees (PDF)
- Creating a Year 2-5 Annual Action Plan for State and Entitlement Grantees (PDF)
- Creating a Year 2-5 Annual Action Plan for Consortia Grantees (PDF)
- Creating a Year 2-5 Annual Action Plan for Regional Grantees (PDF)
- Amending a Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan for State, Entitlement, Regional Grantees (PDF)
- Amending a Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan for Consortia Grantees (PDF)
- Creating a CAPER for All Grantees (PDF)