In the example below, does HMIS still require collection of 4.17 Income and Sources information from minor individuals? 4.17 is a part of Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program specific data elements and subjected to Head of Household and Adults.

Example: Our CoC has Emergency Shelter projects funded with both ESG and Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY). Since those projects are only serving the clients (minors only), all clients enrolled in the projects are unaccompanied youth under age 18, but identified as ‘Self (Head of Household)’ in HMIS. Additionally, those projects are set to Entry/Exit method in HMIS.

Date Published: November 2015

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Every household, including households composed of only one person, must have an identified head of household and data elements required for heads of household must be collected regardless of the age of the head of household. RHY does not require collection of Income and Sources for Basic Center Programs (BCP) (ES) clients, but any ESG-funded emergency shelter using the entry/exit method must collect and report on this data element for all heads of household.

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