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Action Required: 2018 LSA Data Submission and New Resources

Due to the complexities of the new Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) process, the deadline for submitting official LSA data for use in the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress via the new Homelessness Data Exchange, Version 2.0 (HDX 2.0) has been extended to 11:59 PM PST on Friday, December 14, 2018 and any Continuums of Care (CoCs) who have already uploaded their data will need to re-upload their Official data once HUD announces fixes to HDX 2.0, following the steps outlined below.

HUD wants to thank communities for all of their hard work so far and for working in partnership with the LSA and HDX 2.0 teams to identify and resolve issues as they arise this first year.

As of this morning, HDX 2.0 login issues reported by some users have been resolved. Additional updates to the HDX 2.0, including corrections to the Summary Data displays and Bed Inventory results, will be pushed through the system within the next 36 hours. Once these updates are complete, they will be announced via the HDX 2.0 messaging system to all users. The updates will not be able to be applied retroactively, so once the updates are announced, all CoCs will need to re-upload their Official HUD Submission LSA files before the Friday, December 14, 2018 deadline in order to review the properly calculated summary data.

After the HDX 2.0 fixes have been announced, use the instructions below to determine how to proceed with your re-upload:

Current Status of Your LSA Upload

Next Steps Post-HDX 2.0 Fixes

Submitted for Review

  1. HDX 2.0 team resets your status to “In Progress”
  2. Once done, re-upload and re-submit your LSA

Uploaded as Official HUD Submission, but not yet submitted

  1. Locate current Official HUD Submission LSA file
  2. Select “replace” option; upload the same file again to see corrected calculations

No upload currently marked as Official HUD Submission

  1. Upload a new LSA file and corrected calculations will be visible in HDX 2.0

You can find full details of the LSA submission process in Sections 2 & 4 of An Introductory Guide to Submitting LSA Data for the AHAR.

New LSA Resources

HUD recently posted new resources to the LSA Tools and Guidance homepage, including:

If you have questions pertaining to the LSA or HDX 2.0, please submit your questions through the AAQ portal on the HUD Exchange website. Select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the AAQ question submission process.

         
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