New and Updated Resources Available for 2016 AHAR
The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Homeless Data Exchange (HDX) Error Guide is a new AHAR resource intended to help communities improve the quality of the data submitted for the AHAR and to offer transparency about the full list and description of errors embedded within the HDX. This guide outlines all of the validation errors embedded within the AHAR module in the HDX. It is a new addition to the existing guidance materials to assist communities through the AHAR data collection process. View the AHAR HDX Error Guide on the HUD Exchange.
In addition, the AHAR FAQ document has a few clarifications we made on the following topics: placement of transgender and other gender clients for both the length of stay questions and the household type questions, the treatment of Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Demonstration projects for AHAR, how to indicate no veterans are served, and reporting the Summary category.
Remember that the draft deadline for submitting both the All Persons and Veterans data is Monday, October 31, 2016.
If you have any questions, consult your assigned AHAR Data Liaison, or submit them online through the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. To submit a question to the HDX AAQ portal, select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange (including PIT, HIC, and AHAR)” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission process.