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HUD Releases FY 2022 HMIS Data Standards

HUD has released the FY 2022 Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standards, which includes the HMIS Dictionary tables in PDF format and the HMIS Data Standards Manual in PDF and HTML formats for Project Descriptor, Universal, Common, Federal Partner (placeholders), and Metadata Elements. This also includes standard CSV Schema for FY 2022 to align with HMIS Data Standards.

The following information to assist in the transition from FY 2020 to FY 2022 Data Standards will be released soon:

  • Standard XML Schema, Data Logic Model, and mapping instructions and guidance
  • Further Federal Partner data collection instructions and guidance


The FY 2022 HMIS Data Standards provide the requirements for the programming and use of all HMIS and comparable database systems, effective October 1, 2021. HMIS software must be able to collect all the data elements defined within these HMIS Data Standards, support the system logic, including dependencies, identified in the document, and ensure that the data collection and the visibility of data elements is appropriate to the project type and federal funding source for any given project by this date.

Additional Information

This release of the FY 2022 HMIS Data Standards supersedes the previously released 2020 HMIS Data Standards as of October 1, 2021.


If you have questions about the FY 2022 HMIS Data Standards, please submit your questions to the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. In Step 2 of the question submission process, select “HMIS” in the “My question is related to” dropdown.

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