Beginning on October 1, 2015, communities can submit their data for the 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) through the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX). In preparation, those assigned as Primary Contacts for Continuums of Care (CoCs) should log in at www.hudhdx.info and review and edit the list of people who have access to their community’s data via the HDX (see the HDX Admin\CoC Access tabs).
CoCs that have not participated in the past but wish to submit data this year can register for the AHAR as soon as possible by clicking on the Register as an AHAR site link on the HDX homepage. The homepage also contains AHAR resources for communities interested in the AHAR.
The schedule for the 2015 AHAR is:
- December 2, 2015: Deadline for draft data on both All Persons and Veterans
- December 16, 2015: Deadline for final data on both All Persons and Veterans
The 2015 AHAR reporting requirements are based on the HMIS Data Standards from March 2010.
As the AHAR kick-off date approaches, updated community resources including webinars, FAQs, and detailed guidance will be announced through the HUD Exchange mailing list and linked to from the HDX homepage.
If you have questions pertaining to the AHAR, please submit your questions to the HDX Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. To submit a question to the HDX AAQ portal, select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.