Reminder: Deadline Today for Draft 2017 AHAR Data - All Persons and Veterans
The deadline for submitting the draft Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress data for All Persons and Veterans is Today, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by 11:59 PM PST. Communities that submit draft data by the deadline will be given priority for reviewing their data submissions and preparing for the final deadline on Friday, December 1, 2017.
We have no substantive changes to the AHAR since last year, but we updated resources to improve clarity and account for updated Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data standards to properly match to our AHAR report. Although we noted that last year's resources are relevant and appropriate to use for the 2017 AHAR, we have since replaced all the resources. The Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) homepage contains links to HUD's website with the latest resources, listed here:
- Introductory Guide to the AHAR
- AHAR FAQ
- Webinar 1: Introduction to the AHAR Data Collection Process
- Webinar 2: Steps to a Successful AHAR Data Submission
- AHAR Data Mapping Instructions
- HMIS Vendor Resources
- HDX Error Guide
If additional questions arise that are not addressed by these resources, consult your assigned AHAR Liaison, or submit them online through the 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.