Standards for Success

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Standards for Success (SfS) Pilot is HUD’s newly developed standardized reporting framework for its discretionary-funded programs. The framework’s main tenants 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.

The new approach will be implemented incrementally over a multi-year transition period that will refine the approach, the data collected, and the tools developed. The first year of the pilot began in FY 2017 with a subset of HUD programs and participants. The second year, FY 2018, is now underway and includes the following HUD program participants:

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

Broader implementation will be made in subsequent transition years.


FY 2018 Data Collection and Reporting Dates

Activity

Date

Data Collection Start Date

October 1, 2017

Data Collection End Date

September 30, 2018

Report Submission Due Date

October 30, 2018


Reporting Tools

There are currently four options in which participants can record and submit their Standards for Success 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