Note: This FAQ relates to HMIS, HDX
Date Published: November 2017
The 2017 AHAR is based on the 2010 HMIS data standards. To help communities report their data accurately, the AHAR team developed a crosswalk that maps the reporting categories from the new data standards to the 2010 standards. The crosswalk is called the AHAR Data Mapping Instructions.
A few data elements in particular were modified when the data standards were updated, and the AHAR Data Mapping Instructions provides guidance about each:
Communities should request help from their HMIS vendors if they have further questions related to this issue. Members of the AHAR team can also assist.