The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

VAMC staff are required to use the VA’s Homeless Operations Management and Evaluation System (HOMES) database to record HUD-VASH service data. Any VAMC staff use of or entry into HMIS is voluntary. However, there are a select few HUD-VASH Other Than Honorable (OTH) projects, called “HUD-VASH Continuum,” that have been in operation since FY 18 that are not able to use HOMES and therefore are required to participate in HMIS for data collection purposes.

Questions about VASH project setup or participation in HMIS should be submitted via the HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. In Step 2 of the question submission process, select “HMIS: Homeless Management Information Systems” from the “My question is related to” drop down list.


HUD-VASH Program HMIS Manual

The HUD-VASH HMIS Manual is intended to support data collection and reporting efforts of HMIS Lead Agencies. This manual provides information on HMIS Project setup and data collection guidance specific to the HUD-VASH Program.

Date Published: September 2021

HUD-VASH HOMES to HMIS Translator Tool

This tool is configured to upload the HUD-VASH HOMES-HMIS Universal Data Elements Report CSV file generated by the HOMES database and convert it to a zipped HMIS CSV file which may be used to import data to HMIS.

Date Published: November 2021

HOMES Data Transfer Commonly Asked Questions

This document provides guidance related to commonly asked questions about the HOMES to HMIS data transfer process for the HUD-VASH Program.

Date Published: November 2020

General HMIS Resources

HMIS Guides and Tools

These resources are intended to assist HMIS Lead agencies, CoC representatives, and HMIS vendors in designing, implementing, and maintaining an HMIS. Resources available include data standard manuals; trainings, templates and tools; and sample policies and procedures.