HUD is pleased to announce the first set of Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standard Tutorials are now posted on the HUD Exchange.
HMIS Data Standards have been established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to allow for standardized data collection on individuals and families. HMIS data elements are explained in detail in the HMIS Data Standards Manual.
These multi-segmented tutorials explain select required data elements in greater detail. The tutorials provide information about when a data element is collected, who the data is collected from, how to collect the data, and where to report it.
These tutorials are designed as a resource for HMIS Lead agency and local Continuum of Care (CoC) project staff who seek a more detailed understanding of each data element. CoCs and HMIS leads are encouraged to use these tutorials to supplement local HMIS data standard trainings. There is no particular order to the tutorials.
HUD has posted an introduction tutorial and the tutorials for data elements:
- 3.1, 3.2, 3.3: Name, Social Security Number, and Date of Birth
- 3.4, 3.5, 3.6: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
- 3.7: Veteran Status
- 3.8: Disabling Condition
- 3.10, 3.11: Project Entry Date and Project Exit Date
- 3.12: Destination
- 3.13, 3.14: Personal ID and Household ID
HUD will publish additional tutorials as they become available.
As each tutorial is posted, the link from the introduction will go live. HUD will send another announcement when all tutorials are posted.
If you have questions about the tutorials, please submit them through the HMIS Ask a Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the HMIS AAQ portal, select “HMIS: Homeless Management Information Systems” in the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.