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HUD-VASH Program HMIS Manual

Date Published: September 2017



The HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program HMIS Manual is intended to support data collection and reporting efforts of HMIS Lead Agencies and HUD and VA program grantees administering HUD-VASH vouchers. The HUD-VASH program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the VA. The VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

HUD-VASH staff are required to use the VA’s Homeless Operations Management and Evaluation System (HOMES) database. Any HUD-VASH use of HMIS is voluntary, but encouraged. However, there are a select few HUD-VASH Other Than Honorable (OTH) projects that have been funded in FY 18 that are not able to use HOMES and therefore are required to participate in HMIS for data collection purposes. Reporting specifications will be finalized soon to allow the VA to compare the data in HOMES for HUD-VASH to the data collected in HMIS for HUD-VASH OTH and evaluate outcomes of the pilot HUD-VASH OTH program for clients.

This manual provides information on HMIS setup for HUD-VASH funded projects, including HUD-VASH OTH. While local data collection instruction from HMIS Leads and the HUD 2017 Data Standards Manual will help with HUD-VASH data collection for HMIS users, this HUD-VASH Programs HMIS Manual is meant to help system administrators and HMIS Lead staff ensure that HUD-VASH programs are properly set up in HMIS.

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