Today: Deadline for Official 2018 LSA Data Submission
The deadline for submitting official Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data for use in the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress via the new Homelessness Data Exchange, Version 2.0 (HDX 2.0) is TODAY, Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST.
Before you click the “Submit for Review” button (located in the Data Summary View tab) for your upload, make sure:
Your upload is marked as Official HUD Submission, not Local Use Only.
You have resolved any warnings flagged in the HDX 2.0 by either leaving a note in the system and selecting a warning status from the warning’s dropdown menu, or fixing data quality issues in your HMIS and then re-uploading a new file. Note: Missing data rates in the Data Quality tables flagged as “not reporting” do not require a note to resolve.
You have reviewed your summary tables and believe that the data there are an accurate representation of your community.
You are aware of who has submit privileges for your CoC. Note: Only one person can have submit privileges per CoC; typically this is the CoC Primary Contact unless that contact has reassigned the privileges in HDX 2.0.
After the deadline has passed, please note that:
The submission deadline of 12/14 is only the beginning of a conversation with your LSA Data Liaison. There will be time and opportunity to re-upload revised reports after this date if you and your Data Liaison determine it to be necessary or desirable to improve your overall data quality. In fact, you should expect to work with your Data Liaison to re-upload if your vendor is still working on resolving issues with their LSACalculated file that are impacting your Bed Inventory results, or you want to see the final results from the calculation patches to the Chronic Homelessness and Disabling Condition demographics. However, remember, don’t let these issues stand in the way of submitting your LSA on time.
You will hear more information regarding next steps in the LSA data cleaning process after the first of the year. We hope in the meantime, you all get a little time to relax and enjoy the holiday season!
You can find full details of the LSA submission process in Section 2 of An Introductory Guide to Submitting LSA Data for the AHAR. Additional resources and guidance tools are posted to the LSA Tools and Guidance homepage.
If you have questions pertaining to the LSA or HDX 2.0, please submit your questions through the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. Select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the AAQ question submission process.