The Homelessness Data Exchange, version 2.0 (HDX 2.0) is a new tool designed to allow Continuums of Care (CoCs) to submit data to HUD for:
The original Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) allows CoCs to submit data to HUD for:
The Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) is a critical resource for collecting and compiling data that can be used for these reports.
The Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) report, produced from a CoC’s HMIS, provides HUD and Continuums of Care (CoCs) with critical information about how people experiencing homelessness use their system of care. The data for official submissions to HUD look at the demographics, length of time homeless, destinations, and returns to homelessness for all people served in HMIS over the course of the federal fiscal year (October 1 – September 30).
The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within your Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless. The HIC is categorized by five Program Types.
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count refers to a sheltered and unsheltered count of homeless persons. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). Counts are based on:
Counts are further broken down into subpopulation categories including counts of persons who are chronically homeless, persons with severe mental illness, chronic substance abusers, veterans, persons with HIV/AIDS, and victims of domestic violence.
The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is a report to the U.S. Congress on the extent and nature of homelessness in America. The report is prepared by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and provides nationwide estimates of homelessness, including information about the demographic characteristics of homeless persons, service use patterns, and the capacity to house homeless persons. The report is based primarily on Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data about persons who experience homelessness during a 12-month period.