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Reminder: Preliminary 2021 Longitudinal Systems Analysis Upload Deadline – Today, December 20, 2021

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The Initial Upload Phase deadline for the 2021 Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) is today, December 20, 2021.

The primary purpose of this deadline is to make sure communities can login to the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) 2.0, upload their LSA data, and identify critical upload errors that may need to be resolved prior to the start of the data cleaning process. Potential issues could be with the vendor export, the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data or data structure, or import issues into the HDX 2.0. It is okay if the status of the preliminary upload is "rejected” by the time of this deadline. However, if this is the case, HUD recommends working with your vendor to resolve errors preventing your upload from being accepted during the data cleaning process.

Uploading your data to the LSA is distinct from submitting your data for HDX Team Review. The point of the Initial Upload Phase is to upload at least one Official HUD Review File to ensure that your data pass the initial upload error and format check. As mentioned, if your data does not pass this check you should work with your vendor to ensure that it can. Once your Official HUD review file is as free of errors as possible and has warnings that are comprehensively addressed with notes, you should submit your data for HDX Team Review. This is a signal for your Liaison to examine your dataset and give you feedback if there are outstanding questions.

You can find detailed information on the full LSA submission process in Chapters 3 and 4 of An Introductory Guide to Submitting LSA Data for the AHAR.

Your Data Liaison will help your Continuum of Care (CoC) resolve questions about the LSA submission process. If you have not received an outreach email from your Data Liaison, please submit a question to the HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ) portal.

Anticipated 2021 LSA Submission Cycle Schedule

Data Submission Process Step Details Dates
Preliminary Upload Phase All CoCs should aim to have uploaded at least one Official HUD Review File into HDX 2.0. December 6, 2021 – December 20, 2021
Outreach to CoCs Outreach to CoCs from assigned LSA Data Liaisons begins. December 13, 2021 – February 15, 2022
Winter Holiday Break During this time, warnings will not be run on data quality files. CoCs may still upload and review any existing errors. December 23, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Outreach to CoCs Resumes Outreach to CoCs from LSA Data Liaisons and the production of warnings will resume. January 3, 2022
Final Deadline to Resolve Data Quality Flags Final deadline to resolve data quality flags with your assigned Data Liaison and mark
your data complete; CoC should confirm data within 3 business days of completion.
February 15, 2022

As a reminder, all community resources and guidance related to the LSA are available on the LSA Tools and Guidance page.

HDX 2.0 Login Information

To access the HDX 2.0, you will first need to set up an account in the system.

You may need to update your password. From the login page, click on the link that reads “Forgot Your Password?” in blue text below the login text fields. If you have any questions related to logging into the HDX 2.0, please submit an AAQ through the HUD Exchange AAQ portal.

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