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2017 HMIS Data Dictionary

Date Published: April 2017

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The HMIS Data Dictionary is designed for HMIS vendors and HMIS Lead Agency system administrators to identify the data elements required in an HMIS and understand the function and specific use of each element by the appropriate federal partner. The HMIS Data Dictionary should be the source for HMIS software programming. HMIS systems must be able to collect all of the data elements defined in the HMIS Data Dictionary, support system logic identified in this document, and ensure that data collection and the visibility of data elements are appropriate to the project type and federal funding source for any given project. This release of the 2017 HMIS Data Dictionary is Version 1 and is an update to the 2016 Data Standards Dictionary, Version 5.1.

The companion document to the HMIS Data Dictionary is the HMIS Data Manual, which provides basic guidance on HMIS data elements for CoCs, HMIS Lead Agencies, HMIS System Administrators, and users. The 2017 HMIS Data Manual is not yet available. The Instructions for Mapping Existing HMIS Data for 2016 Version 5.1 HMIS Data Standards Elements will be available soon.

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