2017 HUD HMIS Data Standards

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On October 1, 2017, HUD is rolling out (as they do every October) changes to the data elements they require all projects participating in HMIS to collect.

To make sure you understand the changes, we will be releasing a video on September 20, 2017 that explains the changes and how they will impact your data entry. The video is available here, along with PowerPoint slides. A supplemental guide was also released with the video.

In addition to the recorded video, we will be hosting two live webinars to go over these changes. The bulk of the webinars will be dedicated to giving HMIS users a chance to ask questions about the changes.

Webinar: 2017 HUD HMIS Data Standards Changes

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CDT

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

General Changes

  • New numbering system
  • Picklist differences throughout
  • Changes in Data Collections Stages
  • Minor wording changes
  • Removed references to “Unaccompanied Youth” as term no longer in use

Universal Data Elements

  • 3.6 Gender – wording changes to picklist values
  • 3.8 Disabling Condition – clarification
  • 3.10 Project Start – this replaces Project Entry
  • 3.12 Destination – changes to drop down values
  • 3.15 Relationship to Head of Household – clarification
  • 3.917 A & B Living Situation – changes to dropdown values
  • 3.20 Housing Move in Date – New Element

Project Specific

  • 4.1 Housing Status – Retired
  • 4.3 Non-Cash Benefits – Retired “Section 8, Public Housing, or Rental Assistance” and “Temporary Rental Assistance” subsidies
  • 4.5-4.10 Disability Types – Retired “Documentation of disability and severity” and “Currently receiving services”
  • Retired all PATH specific questions related to Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • 4.12 Contact – Location field retired; New field regarding whether client is on streets, in ES or SH added
  • 4.17 Residential Move in Date – Retired (now a UDE and renamed)

Program Specific

  • HOPWA – All fields now numbered W1-W5
  • PATH – All fields now renumbers P1-4
  • VA – Numbering of VA elements now VA1-9
  • RHY – New Numbering RHY1-20

For more details about the 2017 HUD HMIS Data Standards changes, please visit the HUD website: