Known APR and CAPER Issues

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Attention CoC and ESG Grantees: There are several known issues with the APR and CAPER reports in ServicePoint that are preventing submissions in Sage.  WellSky, the ServicePoint software vendor, is aware of these issues and has been in communication with HUD. There is not currently a timeline for resolving these issues.  We are in contact  … Read more

New APR and CAPER Format

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As of Tuesday morning, the new CoC-APR 2018 and ESG CAPER (HDS V1.3) 2018 are available in ServicePoint. What do I need to know? The previous versions of the reports are still available. If you started an APR in Sage before 10/1/18, you need to submit using the previous format (CoC-APR). Primarily, changes were made  … Read more

HUD-ESG Information for Grantees


Release of ESG CAPER Materials: eCart Tool, Guidebook, and Webinar Information The ESG-CAPER Annual Reporting Tool (eCart) is now posted on the HUD Exchange along with the Emergency Solutions Grant CAPER Reporting and eCart Guide, which is located on the first tab of eCart. Starting with their 2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation (CAPER) submissions  … Read more

Coming Soon to ServicePoint! New ESG CAPER

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Here is what we know: Bowman has released a beta version of the new ESG CAPER and is seeking your feedback! Try it out and send an email to with feedback that we’ll pass directly onto Bowman. This new report will be much longer than the current ESG CAPER as it reports on all  … Read more

Federal Data Standards Changes Effective October 1, 2015

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Twice a year changes (big and small) occur to data standards that impact data collection and data entry. For Minnesota, these changes are effective July 1. For HUD (Federal), these changes are effective October 1. We have updated your Data Collection Forms to accommodate these changes effective today. Be sure to print new forms and discard  … Read more

2015 HMIS User Award Winners for Exemplary Data Quality!

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MH Housing-LTH: Julie Shannon, Project for Pride in Living DHS-OEO THP: The Rochester Salvation Army DHS-OEO HYA: LSS Metro Homeless Youth Program DHS-HTHP: Mandy Arden, Red Wing Youth Outreach HUD-ESG-DHS OEO: Julie Caraway-Jensen, Partners for Affordable Housing DHS-OEO ESP: Parents in Community Action MN Housing-FHPAP: Gail Beckman, Kootaska CoC-Wide Data Quality: Southwest CoC Thank you  … Read more

Release of ESG CAPER Redesign


In the upcoming months, HUD will release an updated CAPER for the ESG Program. This ESG CAPER redesign is an important next step in gathering comprehensive, nationwide data that shows the impact of the ESG Program across the country. These new requirements are applicable for all 2015 CAPER submissions (beginning October 1, 2015) and only  … Read more