Note: This FAQ relates to HMIS, CoC


If we are submitting data for the period 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015, what is the significance of the lookback date provided of 10/1/2012?

Date Published: July 2016

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The lookback date refers to the earliest date that data from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) will be used in order to complete reporting for this reporting year. The relevance of 10/1/2012 is related primarily to the method for calculating Measure 2. This measure begins with clients who exited to a permanent housing destination in the date range two years prior to the report date range. Of those clients, the measure reports on how many of them returned to homelessness as indicated in the HMIS system for up to two years after their initial exit. For the reporting period from 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015, the date range two years prior is 10/1/2012-9/30/2013.

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