HUD Webinars/Training

(2017) Capturing Chronic Homeless Status in a Client’s HMIS Records

This video, released on March 21, 2017, covers how to capture the information about a client’s living situation in HMIS needed to calculate their chronic homeless status. Every HMIS-participating project must record clients’ living situation and disability status in HMIS at project entry and can simply record that information based on client self-response.


(2017) APR Training: Overview of the Sage HMIS Repository Webinar

This webinar, released on March 16, 2017, provides an overview of HUD’s new reporting system for the submission of its Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Annual Performance Report (APR).


(2017) SPC Policy Discussion, Part 2

This webinar, released on March 22, 2017, provides information to State PATH Contacts (SPCs) on the type of data policy decisions they need to make.

Participants will learn the following:

  • The importance of understanding and building relationships with local Continuums of Care (CoCs), as well as their local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) governance structure.

(2017) PATH HMIS Project Setup and Office Hours with HHRN

This webinar, released on March 21, 2017, provides guidance to give PATH providers an improved understanding of the expectations for setting up PATH projects correctly in their local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).


(2017) CoCs and Con Plan Jurisdictions: Collaborating to Reduce Homelessness Video

This video, released on March 7th, 2017, focuses on the purpose and benefits of collaboration between Continuums of Care (CoC) and Con Plan Jurisdictions.

Participants will learn about the following:

  • Collaboration-related responsibilities of CoCs and Con Plan Jurisdictions,
  • The significance of coordinated entry, written standards, performance measurement and strategic resource allocation in facilitating collaboration,
  • Benefits of collaboration, and
  • How collaboration contributes to success in reducing the length and incidence of homelessness.

(2016) HUD System Performance Measures: Guidance to Check SPM Data and Have Confidence in Numbers Webinar

This webinar, held on July 7th, 2016, provides guidance on assisting Continuum of Care (CoC) Leads as they prepare for the first submission of data on HUD’s System-level Performance Measures.

Participants will learn about the following:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the CoC Lead and Board, HMIS lead, and individual projects.
  • How to check individual measure data to build confidence in your CoC’s System Performance Measure data.
  • The latest guidance and FAQs on the System Performance Measures, and how it can be used to better understand your CoC’s data.

(2016) Preparing for HUD’s System Performance Measures Webinar – Regions 6 & 9

This webinar, held on June 9th, 2016, provides guidance on submitting their system performance measures via HUD’s Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX).

Participants will learn about the following:

  • The purpose for measuring system performance and what will be reported to HUD.
  • How to prepare for generating and reporting system performance to HUD.

(2016) Defining “Chronically Homeless” Final Rule Webinar – HUD Region 9

This webinar, held on January 6th, 2016, provides guidance on the definition of “Chronically Homeless” and its associated recordkeeping requirements.

Participants will learn about the following:

  •   A history of the definition of chronically homeless and the rationale for the changes implemented in the Final Rule,
  • The final definition of chronically homeless, including a highlight of the major changes, and
  • Associated recordkeeping requirements for the documentation of chronic homelessness.

(2015) HMIS System Administrator Training Series: Data Standard Changes & Consent to Share 

This webinar, held on July 29th, 2015, provides guidance on Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standard changes and guidance on privacy as it relates to client consent.

Participants will learn about the following:

  • 2015 HMIS Data Standard changes.
  • ”Consent to collect” vs. “Consent to share.”
  • Client-level consent expectations.

(2015) HMIS System Administrator Summer Training Series: Reporting 

This webinar, held on August 26th, 2015, provides guidance on updated Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) reporting requirements.

Participants will learn about the following:

  • Timeline for reporting changes.
  • APR updates.
  • ESG CAPER changes.
  • RHY and SSVF federal transfer requirements.
  • PATH Annual Report.

(2015) HMIS System Administrator Summer Training Series: Understanding System Performance Measures 

This webinar, held on September 30th, 2015, provides guidance on which Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) projects and data elements will be used to calculate System Performance Measures.

Participants will learn about the following:

  • How to properly identify for whom each measure applies.
  • Which data elements will be used to calculate each measure.
  • The role that participation levels will play in System Performance Measures.
  • The role that data quality will play in system performance measures.
  • HUD expectations around when vendors must have the System Performance Measures programmed and the method by which they will be collected.