HUD has released the HMIS Project Set Up Tool, which has two primary purposes:
- To assist system administrators in ensuring all participants are set up using the appropriate (HMIS) project types; and
- To ensure projects are collecting the required data elements.
Appropriate setup is critical to ensure that your HMIS is able to generate System Performance Measures and project-level reporting for all federal funders.
Using the HMIS Project Set Up Tool, system administrators will be able to enter up to three federal funding sources for each project. The tool will indicate which HMIS project type should be selected in the HMIS and display each of the required HMIS data elements for the funding sources selected.
While this tool is helpful in setting up new projects, Continuums of Care (CoCs) should work with System Administrators to evaluate existing projects in HMIS to verify that they are set up correctly and that they are collecting all necessary data for required federal reports.
If you have questions about the tool, please submit them through the HMIS Ask a Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the HMIS AAQ portal, select “HMIS: Homeless Management Information Systems”in the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.