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HUD Releases New Resources on 2014 HMIS Data Standards

Friday, October 10, 2014

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published new resources related to the 2014 Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data standards.

The resources have been published on the HMIS Guides and Tools page of the HUD Exchange and include:

  • HMIS Project Descriptor Data Elements Manual - Project descriptor data elements are information about projects in the HMIS, not clients. This manual is intended to serve as a reference and provide basic guidance on HMIS Project Descriptor Data Elements (PDDEs) for CoCs, HMIS Lead Agencies, HMIS System Administrators, and HMIS users.
  • HMIS Data Standards Community Training - This PowerPoint is intended for CoCs to use when training their communities and HMIS users on the new data standards. It is a high-level look at the changes in the 2014 data standards and provides the context in which the changes were made.
  • 2014 HMIS Data Standards Mapping - This spreadsheet shows the changes made to the Universal and Program Specific data elements in the 2014 HMIS Data Standards. It also provides a history of each element and response from 2004, 2010, and 2014.

HUD's HMIS Guides and Tools Page

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