2014 HMIS Data Standards – Federal Partner Program HMIS Manuals Published

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2014 HMIS Data Standards – Federal Partner Program HMIS Manuals Published

HUD and its federal partners have published new resources on the HMIS Guides and Tools page of the HUD Exchange:

Federal Partner Program HMIS Manuals

Six new manuals have been prepared, in partnership with other federal agencies requiring Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) participation, to assist HMIS Lead Agencies and Continuums of Care (CoCs) to correctly set up projects in HMIS. Guides for the following programs have been posted:

Upcoming trainings: HMIS Project Set Up

HUD National HMIS TA providers will be conducting four training sessions to review the project set up guidance included in the newly released manuals. These trainings are open to all, but are intended to provide HMIS Lead agencies and HMIS System Administrators the technical guidance they need to set projects up correctly in their systems. Registration links for these webinars are listed below:
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1 PM EDT: HMIS System Administration Training: HUD Programs Set-up

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at at 1 PM EDT: HMIS System Administration Training: RHY Program Set-up

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 1 PM EDT:HMIS System Administration Training: PATH Program Set-up

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 1 pm PM EDT: HMIS System Administration Training: VA Programs Set-up

After you complete the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about accessing the webinar(s).
HUD will record these trainings and post them at www.hudexchange.info.
In addition to these technical trainings, HUD and its Federal partners will release a prerecorded webcast that provides a high-level overview of the program-specific HMIS manuals for general audiences. This will be available in the Webcast Archives page on HUD’s website. HUD will send a listserv message as soon as this broadcast is available online.

Additional HMIS Resources

CoC Program HMIS Data Collection Templates – The existing CoC Program HMIS data collection templates were revised and updated in December 2014. In addition to corrections and clarifications throughout, several supplemental forms have been added for specific project types. The forms are also now available in MS Word to allow for local modification.

Questions about the Data Standards?

If you have questions about the data standards, please submit them through the HUD Exchange Ask a Question (AAQ) portal. On Step 2 of the question submission process, select “HMIS” in the “My question is related to” dropdown.