Today: Deadline for Official 2018 LSA Data Submission

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Today: Deadline for Official 2018 LSA Data Submission
The deadline for submitting official Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data for use in the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress via the new Homelessness Data Exchange, Version 2.0 (HDX 2.0) is TODAY, Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST.
Before you click the “Submit for Review” button (located in the Data Summary View tab) for your upload, make sure:
  • Your upload is marked as Official HUD Submission, not Local Use Only.
  • You have resolved any warnings flagged in the HDX 2.0 by either leaving a note in the system and selecting a warning status from the warning’s dropdown menu, or fixing data quality issues in your HMIS and then re-uploading a new file. Note: Missing data rates in the Data Quality tables flagged as “not reporting” do not require a note to resolve.
  • You have reviewed your summary tables and believe that the data there are an accurate representation of your community.
  • You are aware of who has submit privileges for your CoC. Note: Only one person can have submit privileges per CoC; typically this is the CoC Primary Contact unless that contact has reassigned the privileges in HDX 2.0.
After the deadline has passed, please note that:
  • The submission deadline of 12/14 is only the beginning of a conversation with your LSA Data Liaison. There will be time and opportunity to re-upload revised reports after this date if you and your Data Liaison determine it to be necessary or desirable to improve your overall data quality. In fact, you should expect to work with your Data Liaison to re-upload if your vendor is still working on resolving issues with their LSACalculated file that are impacting your Bed Inventory results, or you want to see the final results from the calculation patches to the Chronic Homelessness and Disabling Condition demographics. However, remember, don’t let these issues stand in the way of submitting your LSA on time.
  • You will hear more information regarding next steps in the LSA data cleaning process after the first of the year. We hope in the meantime, you all get a little time to relax and enjoy the holiday season!
You can find full details of the LSA submission process in Section 2 of An Introductory Guide to Submitting LSA Data for the AHAR. Additional resources and guidance tools are posted to the LSA Tools and Guidance homepage.
If you have questions pertaining to the LSA or HDX 2.0, please submit your questions through the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. Select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the AAQ question submission process.
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

SP 5.12.66 is Now Available


Dear Jason:
ServicePoint 5.12.66 is now available.
This release includes the following items:
  • Resolved issue in Q26 and Q27 in PATH report
  • Resolved issue in Q28e in PATH report
  • Changes to LSA export
  • Resolved issue in exporting Medicaid Files
  • Resolved issue with creating subordinate/equivalent providers in Provider Admin
  • AIRS Taxonomy Update
Release notes can be found in the Libraries area of the WellSky Customer Community.

Please note that PATH grantees who have already submitted will need to resubmit their report to the PATH Data Exchange (PDX) to ensure correct values for Q26 and Q27.
Please create a case in the Customer Community if you have any questions.

Homefront: The Early Bird Gets the Summit Discount





In this Newsletter
The Early Bird Gets the Summit Discount
Present a Session at CSH Summit 2019 
Building a Vital Brooklyn
Oregon Voters Say Yes!
CSH San Diego Has Moved
Responding to Unsheltered Homelessness
Series for Health Centers: Addressing Opioids
Free Webinar Unlocks HUD FUP Vouchers
Join the National Healthy Aging Academy
Professional Development Made Easy
Support CSH with a Year-End Gift


We're Hiring a Community Investment Officer for the Mid-Atlantic Region

Read  where CSH is Making News

The Early Bird Gets the Summit Discount

Our traditional Early-Bird Registration is now open for next year's CSH Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana, where participants will gather from April 30 through May 2. You now have the opportunity to seize a rate much lower than the full Summit registration fee. This price cut is good only through March 1, 2019, when our traditional Early Bird registration ends and the cost of attending Summit goes up. Do not delay. Get your low Summit 2019 Early-Bird rate of $575 today before registration jumps to the full price.

Present a Session at CSH Summit 2019

We have heard from many innovative, creative and cutting-edge teams interested in presenting a session at CSH Summit 2019. Some have asked for a deadline extension to put the final touches on their submissions...we are listening and have extended the due date to January 9. If you are interested in sending us a session proposal before then or contacting us for feedback, we can help you decide if your idea works for Summit 2019. With supportive housing as the hub, our aim is to connect your presentation to leaders in healthcare, education, workforce development, justice, child welfare, IDD, behavioral health, community planning and other important fields. Submit your dynamic proposal for our review, or email us to talk, and you could be owning a session and making impactful connections at CSH Summit 2019. Need to reach us by email to discuss your proposal? We are easy to contact at summit@csh.org.

Building a Vital Brooklyn

By developing affordable and supportive housing on underutilized properties, New York State is investing in creating a more "Vital Brooklyn," the name of a newer community initiative addressing chronic social, economic, and health disparities in the Borough. Governor Cuomo has announced the recipients of the Vital Brooklyn awards and CSH is proud we lent our support to two recognized projects, one developed by CAMBA and the other by the Federation of Organizations. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) offering secured & unsecured pre-development loans, New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC), and expertise in health and housing partnerships, CSH stands ready to help New York achieve the vision of a Vital Brooklyn.

Oregon Voters Say Yes!

As reported in Homefront right after the mid-term elections, supportive housing was a big winner with voters across the country showing their enthusiasm for it last month. Not only in California, where state and local electorates approved billions of dollars to create supportive housing, but in Colorado where referenda embraced funding for critical support services and in Portland where voters approved a $652.8 million bond measure to build more affordable housing. The Portland Metro regional government's plan passed with over 60% of voters in favor, and will create between 2,400 and 4,000 units of affordable and supportive housing in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties. This new bond measure, which represents a more proactive approach to meeting needs, was secured after Portland Metro leaders studied housing and relied on reports authored by CSH.

CSH San Diego Has Moved

Our San Diego office has a new home. As of December 1, you can connect with our Southern California team at 2664 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, 92103. Their digital and telephone contact information remains the same. You also can give our staff in San Diego a call at 619-232-3194.

Responding to Unsheltered Homelessness 

In any community, developing a coordinated strategy to address unsheltered homelessness is challenging. CSH now offers guidance that can help ensure better outcomes. Learn about our new Community Response Resources: Tools, Policies & Templates for Addressing Unsheltered Homelessness by clicking here. This suite of comprehensive tools will assist you in identifying and leveraging local champions and strengths to tackle issues that may arise during the development and implementation of an outreach and engagement system.

Opioids Focused Series for Health Centers

With new resources and strategies available to address the Opioid crisis, CSH and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council are presenting a free, three-part webinar series to explore opportunities for health centers to utilize innovative tools to serve patients with substance use disorders. Over the next few months, we will present topics like an overview on the SUPPORT Act of 2018, Systemic Responses, and Best Practices and Program Models. Join us for the first free webinar: The SUPPORT ACT of 2018 New Resource and Stakeholder Engagement for Health Centers at December 14 at 12:00pm ET. Participants will learn how specifically funding made available through the SUPPORT Act will flow from the federal government through Single State Agencies to local communities.

Free Webinar Unlocks HUD FUP Vouchers

HUD's Family Unification Program (FUP) vouchers offer new opportunities for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs), Homeless Response Systems (CoCs) and other community partners to serve families in need. Join CSH-One Roof and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities for a free webinar tomorrow, December 13 at 1:00pm ET, to find out how. We will jointly provide an overview on implementation lessons learned and best practices from PHA's that have successfully implemented FUP vouchers.

Professional Development Made Easy

The CSH All-in-One Subscription Package advances your career skills and grows your network connections. Not only do you get comprehensive trainings on quality affordable and supportive housing and services, we offer you: Access to far-reaching national learning communities within and beyond the supportive housing field; Direct communication with experts at CSH to support your specific work; Exclusive previews of CSH reports and other materials; Introductions to important tools from respected sources across sectors. Sign up today for our All-in-One Subscription Package, or reach out to us at training@csh.org for a group rate.

Join the National Healthy Aging Academy 

With support from the AARP Foundation, CSH is pleased to announce its next Healthy Aging Academy. Building on several successful local academies on healthy aging, this new Academy takes learning and action to the next level by increasing the capacity of supportive, affordable housing and human services providers nationwide to help them meet the unique needs of elderly tenants. This Academy is for case managers and supervisory staff in supportive and affordable housing projects serving older adults. It also can be useful for property management staff. The Academy will run from January - April 2019 and consists of 7 live virtual webinars. Learn more and register by clicking here. 

Support CSH with a Year-End Gift 

There is plenty of time to include CSH in your year-end giving plans. Help us expand effective initiatives like CSH Speak Up! to communities across the country, adding more voices with lived experience to those advocating for supportive housing. With your generous financial support, we can magnify the message of Speak Up! Advocates like Amiyoko, who harnessed the power of her story to overcome adversity, connect to others, and work toward a more just and equitable society through increased access to the stability, independence, and life-changing services found in supportive housing.  

Reminder: Upcoming Deadline for Official 2018 LSA Data Submission - December 14, 2018

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Reminder: Upcoming Deadline for Official 2018 LSA Data Submission - December 14, 2018
The deadline for submitting official Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data for use in the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress via the new Homelessness Data Exchange, Version 2.0 (HDX 2.0) is 11:59 PM PST on Friday, December 14, 2018.
LSA uploads are extracted directly from each Continuum of Care’s (CoC’s) Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Unlike with prior AHAR submissions, changes to data cannot be made manually. Therefore, to resolve data quality warnings in the HDX 2.0, CoCs will either need to write notes to explain why the data are accurate as they are, or fix any issues within their systems and re-upload the LSA files to the HDX 2.0. Please note:
  • Missing data rates in the Data Quality tables flagged as “not reporting” do not require a note to resolve
  • For official submission, CoCs must ensure their upload is marked as Official HUD Submission—not Local Use Only—before they will be able to submit
Please note that the submission deadline of 12/14 is only the beginning of a conversation with your LSA Data Liaison. There will be time and opportunity to re-upload revised reports after this date if you and your Data Liaison determine it to be necessary or desirable to improve your overall data quality.
You can find full details of the LSA submission process in Section 2 of An Introductory Guide to Submitting LSA Data for the AHAR. Additional resources and guidance tools are posted to the LSA Tools and Guidance homepage.
If you have questions pertaining to the LSA or HDX 2.0, please submit your questions through the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. Select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the AAQ question submission process.
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

New Data Sheds Light on How Housing Affordability Impacts Homelessness




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New Research Demonstrates the Connection between Homelessness and Housing Affordability

Communities where people spend more than 32 percent of their income on rent can expect a more rapid increase in homelessness, according to new Zillow-sponsored research on the size and root causes of the nation's homelessness challenge.
This research demonstrates that the homeless population climbs faster when rent affordability – the share of income people spend on rent – crosses certain thresholds. In many areas beyond those thresholds, even modest rent increases can push thousands more Americans into homelessness.
Webinar: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern • Register»
Webinar: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern • Register»

SNAP E&T State Institutes Opens Call for Applications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering an interactive training for staff and leaders of state SNAP Employment and Training Programs (SNAP E&T). Participants will work with colleagues to gain skills and develop plans to advance their state's SNAP E&T Program. Applications from State SNAP agencies are due January 7, 2019, and may include non-State partners (e.g, State workforce agencies or SNAP E&T providers) on the proposed participant list.

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