Standards for Success

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Standards for Success (SfS) is HUD’s 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 approach incrementally over multiple years that will refine the methodology, the data collected, and the tools developed. SfS applies to the following:

  • Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator Program Grants
  • Multifamily Housing Budget-Based Service Coordinator Program Sites
  • Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator Program Grants

Important: If you are a Multifamily Housing Budget-Based Service Coordinator Program Site 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 Budget-Based Service Coordinator Program Sites Registration Page.


SfS Data Collection and Reporting Dates

Activity

Date

Data Collection Start Date*

October 1

Data Collection End Date**

September 30

Report Submission Due Date

Determined by the HUD program
*Data Collection Start Date for new grants will be the start date of your grant’s period of performance.
**Data Collection End Date for grants ending before September 30 will be the end 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