HUD’s Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) Now Open for CoCs to Submit Their 2016 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Data


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HUD’s Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) Now Open for Continuums of Care to Submit Their 2016 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Data


Many communities chose to conduct both sheltered and unsheltered Point-in-Time (PIT) counts earlier this year. This is very exciting and should be a valuable resource as you think about local progress in serving persons experiencing homelessness. HUD has also received several indications that Continuums of Care (CoCs) are striving to improve their PIT counts. Stories of increased planning and greater collaboration abound. HUD commends you for your efforts and looks forward to seeing the results of your great work.

HUD’s Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) web portal is now open for Continuums of Care (CoCs) to submit their 2016 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count data. HUD is opening the HDX earlier this year in response to many CoCs that requested the ability to begin entering their data into HDX earlier than in the past. CoCs should review the 2016 Housing Inventory Count and Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons: Data Submission Guidance for information on how to submit their 2016 HIC and PIT count data in HDX. CoCs must submit their 2016 HIC and PIT count data by Monday, May 2, 2016, 7:59:59 PM EDT.

Submitting the HIC and the PIT data in HDX is a two-step process, and both steps must be completed by the submission deadline.
  1. HIC data must be submitted via the HIC Reporting Status page.
     
  2. PIT data must be submitted via the PIT Reporting Status page.
For more information about the HIC and PIT, visit the PIT and HIC Guides, Tools, and Webinars page. If you have questions regarding this listserv, please submit your questions to the HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the AAQ portal, select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

Your Assistance Needed in the Design of HUD Exchange


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Your Assistance Needed in the Design of HUD Exchange


HUD continues to seek assistance from HUD Exchange users who are interested in testing the design, navigation, and functionality of the HUD Exchange in 2016. Testing participants will navigate the HUD Exchange website and prototypes based on a list of common scenarios as well as their past experience.

Individuals who are eligible for testing must meet the following two criteria:
  1. Be a HUD grantee, including state and local governments, nonprofits, Continuums of Care, Public Housing Authorities, and Tribes.
  2. Be available for a 30-minute to one-hour usability testing session. The testing session will be conducted online using web conferencing technology. You must have access to the internet and a phone during testing.

If you are interested in participating in usability testing this year, please provide your contact information by Wednesday, March 9, 2016 using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HUDExchangeUsability.
All of those who express interest will be contacted to determine if they available to participate in upcoming or future sessions.



Register Today: 2016 CDBG-DR Webinar Series - Various Dates


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Register Today: 2016 CDBG-DR Webinar Series - Various Dates


The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is holding a series of webinars for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grantees that covers the basics of the program. New CDBG-DR grantees are strongly encouraged to attend these webinars and will be given priority, should the registrations exceed capacity.
The following topics will be covered in this series:
  • Overview of CDBG-DR
  • CDBG-DR Action Plans, Citizen Participation, and Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
  • CDBG-DR Program Planning, Administration and Activity Delivery
  • Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System (DRGR)
  • Duplication of Benefits
  • Environmental Review

Who Should Attend?

This webinar series is designed for new CDBG-DR and National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) grantee staff. This webinar series is a basic overview of the requirements and key topics listed above. As space permits, partners such as subrecipients and developers may attend and more seasoned CDBG-DR grantee staff.

Schedule of Webinar Deliveries:

Webinar Title Date Registration
2016 Overview of CDBG-DR Webinar
March 15, 2016
2:00 PM EDT
Register Now
2016 CDBG-DR Action Plans, Citizen Participation, and Limited English Proficiency Webinar March 17, 2016
2:00 PM EDT
Register Now
2016 CDBG-DR Program Planning, Administration and Activity Delivery Webinar March 29, 2016
TBD
Save the Date
2016 Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System Webinar March 31, 2016
TBD
Save the Date
2016 Duplication of Benefits Webinar April 7, 2016
TBD
Save the Date
2016 Environmental Review Webinar April 21, 2016
TBD
Save the Date
Registration for all trainings is not yet available. An email will be sent out through this mailing list when registration opens.

How to Register for the 2016 CDBG-DR Webinar Series

To access the registration page, please follow the instructions below carefully.
If you have a HUD Exchange Account:
  1. Go to the 2016 CDBG-DR Webinar Series page
  2. Select Register Now, for your preferred webinar located under the heading Schedule of Webinar Deliveries 
    You will be directed to your preferred webinar's training page
  3. Select the Register Now button next to the date and time
    You will be directed to HUD Exchange Learn, if you are logged into your HUD Exchange account. If you are not logged in, you will be asked to log in before being directed to HUD Exchange Learn
  4. Select the Class, under the heading Scheduled Classes
  5. Select the Enroll in this Class button
  6. Select the Launch button, under the heading Activities
  7. Complete the webinar sign-in form and click the Register button
    You will be sent an email reminder with a personalized link to access the Webinar
If you do not already have a HUD Exchange Account:
  1. Go to the HUD Exchange (www.hudexchange.info)
  2. Click Login to My HUD Exchange
  3. Click Create an Account
  4. Fill out the Personal Information and Login Information sections
  5. Click the Step 2 button
  6. Click the Register button (All fields in Step 2 are optional, and you may register without completing this section.)
  7. Your account has been created. You will receive a confirmation email
    Please proceed with registration instructions for “If you have a HUD Exchange Account”

Training Series Point of Contact

CDBG-DR Webinar Series Registrar | Trainings@HUDExchange.info
To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Training and Events.