As of today, October 31, 2018, communities can now submit their Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data for official use in the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress via the new Homelessness Data Exchange, Version 2.0 (HDX 2.0).
HUD has also released a new resource to support Continuums of Care (CoCs) in this process: An Introductory Guide to Submitting Longitudinal Systems Analysis Data for the AHAR. This comprehensive guidebook describes the LSA data submission requirements and reviews the data submission process via the HDX 2.0.
Upcoming Test Deadline: CoCs should plan to log into the HDX 2.0 and complete a test LSA upload by November 9, 2018. If the upload fails due to fatal errors, CoCs should immediately begin working with their vendor to resolve formatting or programming issues with the file export.
A summary of the anticipated 2018 LSA submission cycle’s schedule is below:
As a reminder, all community resources and guidance related to the LSA are announced through the HUD Exchange mailing list and are available on the LSA Tools and Guidance homepage.
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.
HUD will also be hosting a second informational office hours session to support CoCs in the upload process. If you missed the first office hours session on October 23, 2018, materials from the session will be posted soon on the HUD Exchange.
LSA Submission Process: Discussion Session
November 6, 2018 – 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
This session will cover questions received through HUD’s Ask A Question (AAQ) portal about the LSA process. Staff from Abt Associates will also open up the event to allow participants the opportunity to ask and submit any other questions they may have. This session is being held one week after the HDX 2.0 opens for official submissions, and during the week that CoCs are expected to have completed a test upload in the HDX 2.0. It is an opportunity for CoCs to ask additional questions after having hands-on experience with the upload process.
Register for the LSA Submission Process: Discussion Session
Upon completion of this training, participants should be able to:
- Describe the timeline and process for CoCs submitting LSA data to the HDX 2.0
Who Should Attend?
This training is intended for all CoC members who are responsible for reviewing or submitting their LSA data to HUD.
You must have a HUD Exchange account to register. Follow these instructions for registering.
Participants can submit their questions for the office hours in advance by using HUD’s AAQ portal.
- Complete required information in Step 1.
- Select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2.
- For the subject line, enter “LSA Office Hours” to ensure your question is flagged for the event.