Updated Resources Available for 2015 AHAR Data
The Homeless Data Exchange (HDX) contains links to updated resources to help communities as you work to submit draft data by the December 2, 2015 deadline. The following materials are available via the HDX Home Page.
- AHAR Webinar Part 1: Introduction to the Data Collection Process walks through the basics of the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) process and how to use the HDX.
- AHAR Webinar Part 2: Steps to a Successful Data Submission outlines the process of reviewing community data and addresses common data quality issues using examples.
- 2015 AHAR Data Mapping Instructions provides instructions for mapping updated data elements meeting current Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data standards for the reporting categories in the 2015 AHAR.
Additional updated introductory guidance and a collection of frequently asked questions will be posted soon. In the meantime, the 2014 Guide and FAQs are still available and can be found on the HDX Home Page.
If additional questions arise that are not addressed by these resources, consult your AHAR Liaison or submit them online through the 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” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.