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HMIS Standard Reporting Terminology Glossary


Date Published: January 2022


HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) through the HMIS Data Lab facilitated a group of Homeless Management Information System Vendors who collaboratively met over a five-month period in 2013 to draft this HMIS Standard Reporting Terminology Glossary, henceforth referred to as the Glossary. This remarkable achievement of cooperation allowed vendors to put into words the logic and language required to produce reports required by HUD and the Federal Partners. The Glossary was originally created by HMIS Vendors for HMIS Vendors and has been updated with changes in data standards since then.

This document is not intended to be a guidebook instructing communities as to what they must collect or need to do. Rather, the Glossary is designed to provide HMIS systems and their programmers a foundation upon which they can best program HMIS-required reports.

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