Standards for Success

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Standards for Success (SfS) is HUD’s newly developed standardized reporting framework for its discretionary-funded programs. The framework’s main tenets are: (1) standardization of data elements, measures, definitions, metrics, and reporting periods across HUD programs; (2) alignment of programmatic data elements and measures with higher-level agency priority goals and objectives; and (3) the utilization of record-level reports for greater analysis and responsiveness of programs.

HUD is implementing this new approach incrementally over a multi-year transition period that will refine the approach, the data collected, and the tools developed. SfS is currently in its third year of implementation applying to the following programs:

  • Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator (MFSC) Program Grants
  • Multifamily Housing Budget-based (B-b) Service Coordinator Sites
  • FY 2016 Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program Grants
  • FY 2017 Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program Grants
  • FY 2018 Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program Grants

Broader implementation will be made in future years.

Important: If you are a Multifamily Housing B-b service coordinator property that will be reporting under SfS for the first time and do not use American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) Online or FamilyMetrics software, then you need to register for SfS.

To register for SfS, visit the Multifamily Housing B-b Service Coordinator Properties registration page.


FY 2019 Data Collection and Reporting Dates

Activity

Date

Data Collection Start Date*

October 1, 2018

Data Collection End Date

September 30, 2019

Report Submission Due Date

October 30, 2019

*Data Collection Start Date for new MFSC grants and B-b sites will be January 1, 2019, directly following your last Semi-Annual Report ending on December 31, 2018.

*Data Collection Start Date for new FY18 ROSS grants will be the start date of your grant’s period of performance.

Reporting Tools

There are currently four options in which participants can record and submit their SfS to HUD:

This online data collection and reporting software is to be used by current AASC Online members. Interested SfS participants may voluntarily join this service at any time by going to AASC Online.

This online data collection and reporting software is to be used by current FamilyMetrics members. Interested SfS participants may voluntarily join this service at any time by going to FamilyMetrics.

If you choose to use another case management system, it must render for submission either an XML or Excel file per the HUD-provided XML and Excel file templates.

File Templates
XML File Template
Excel File Template

Instructions
Quick Sheet: Upload Report to OLDC in Excel or XML Format