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Overview and Introduction to HMIS Concepts: VA Community Contracts Part II: Data collection requirements, reporting requirements, AHAR, and Pulse.

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1 Overview and Introduction to HMIS Concepts: VA Community Contracts Part II: Data collection requirements, reporting requirements, AHAR, and Pulse

2 VA Community Contracts Data Collection Requirements Overview HMIS Data Collection Requirements – Data Elements – Program Descriptor Data Elements – Universal Data Elements Timeline

3 VA Community Contracts Overview VA Community Contracts is a VA program that funds community agencies providing services to homeless Veterans The program provides resources for supportive housing and/or supportive services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans in three different type of models: – Emergency Housing – Residential Treatment – Safe Havens

4 HMIS Data Collection Requirements

5 VA Community Contract Data Collection VA Community Contract programs will be required by the VA to participate in HMIS VA Community Contract providers should are expected to entering data into their local HMIS begin working with local HMIS no later than of September 30, 2011 Data collection will include data elements in HUDs March 2010 HMIS Data Standards

6 VA Community Contract Data Collection Emergency Housing Contracts – Programs are similar to HUDs Emergency Shelter programs Resident Treatment Contracts – Programs are similar to HUDs Transitional Housing programs Safe Havens Contracts – Programs are similar to HUDs Safe Haven programs

7 VA Community Contracts Data Collection

8 VA Community Contracts Data Elements The data elements specifically for VA Community Contract providers fall under two data element categories: – Program Descriptor Data Elements – Universal Data Elements

9 VA Community Contract Program Descriptor Data Elements

10 Program Descriptor Data Elements (PDDE): – Required for all VA Community Contracts, homeless assistance or prevention programs in CoC jurisdiction – Programs that operate in multiple CoCs must be established as distinct programs within each CoC – Necessary for accurately reporting VA Community Contract activities by grant

11 VA Community Contract Program Descriptor Data Elements 2.1. Organization Identifier 2.2. Organization Name 2.3. Program Identifier 2.4. Program Name 2.5. Direct Service Code 2.6. Site Information 2.7. Continuum of Care Number 2.8. Program Type Code 2.9. Bed and Unit Inventory Information Target Population A Target Population B Method for Tracking Residential Program Occupancy Grantee Identifier

12 VA Community Contract Universal Data Elements Universal Data Elements (UDE): – Required for all HMIS participating programs including VA Community Contract Baseline client-level information required of every client record within HMIS – Necessary for accurately reporting the nature and scope of homelessness within HMIS

13 VA Community Contract Universal Data Elements 3.1 Name 3.2 Social Security Number 3.3 Date of Birth 3.4 Race 3.5 Ethnicity 3.6 Gender 3.7 Veteran Status 3.8 Disabling Condition 3.9 Residence Prior to Program Entry 3.10 Zip Code of Last Permanent Address 3.11 Housing Status 3.12 Program Entry Date 3.13 Program Exit Date 3.14 Unique Person Identification Number 3.15 Household Identification Number

14 Reporting There is no HMIS generated reporting for VA Community Contract programs. VA Community Contract programs are expected to participate in community reporting such as: – Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) – Pulse – Point in Time Counts and Reporting (PIT) – Housing Inventory Count (HIC) – Other local data analysis and reporting 14

15 Timeline VA Community Contract programs are expected to begin entering data into HMIS by September 30, 2011.

16 AHAR and Pulse Data Collection and Reporting Requirements National Reports – AHAR – PULSE Context of these reports

17 Data Collection and Reporting Requirements Among the common community-wide reports on homelessness that HUD requires we will be discussing: – Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) – PULSE Report There are other common community-wide reports on homelessness that HUD requires that we will NOT be discussing: – Point-In Time Count – Housing Inventory Count

18 What is the AHAR? Annual report to Congress about: – An account of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families, both on a single night (Point-in- Time count) – A descriptive analysis of characteristics and service use patterns of sheltered persons over the course of the year (HMIS data) – Nationwide trends in homelessness – The size and use of the U.S. inventory of residential programs for homeless persons (e-HIC) Released annually in June/July Supplemental Report – Veterans

19 AHAR Data Sources HMIS Data – Data from October 1-September 30 of each reporting year – Universal data elements (some program specificPSH only) – Limited to emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing programs – Domiciliary/Contract, GPD, HUD VASH CoC Exhibit 1 Data – Housing Inventory data – Sheltered and Unsheltered Populations data – Sheltered and Unsheltered Subpopulations data

20 Who reports to the AHAR? All 453 CoCs nationwide provide Housing Inventory and Point-in-Time (PIT) Count data For HMIS data, all CoCs with adequate data quality can participate – Sample Communities: 102 Sample communities are Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) jurisdictions that were randomly selected to be representative of the nation (CDBG jurisdictions can be part or all of a CoC). – Contributing Communities: 246 in 2009 AHAR Contributing communities are CoCs that volunteer to provide CoC- wide data

21 Why is the AHAR important? Primary source of data on the extent and nature of homelessness nationwide – AHAR data is being used to inform the nations plan to end homelessness and to measure progress. Communities learn about their homeless population, and take greater stake in the quality of their HMIS data HUD considers AHAR participation a benchmark of a high quality HMIS implementation HUD asks questions about AHAR participation in Exhibit 1 of HUDs CoC funding application

22 What we learned from the 2009 AHAR Family homelessness has increased – Takes longer to leave shelter – More likely to use transitional housing alone or in combination with emergency shelter – 63% were housed the night before they sought shelter Individual homelessness has decreased – Still nearly 2/3 of total persons homeless at any given time during the year – More than 10% drop in the number of chronically homeless persons from 2008 to 2009 – 41% were already homeless the night before they sought shelter

23 AHAR Reporting Categories for HMIS Data ES-FAM: all persons in families served in emergency shelters ES-IND: all persons served in emergency shelters for individuals TH-FAM: all persons in families served in transitional housing TH-IND: all persons served in transitional housing for individuals PSH-FAM: all persons in families served in permanent supportive housing PSH-IND: all persons served in permanent supportive housing for individuals Veterans Supplemental Report (all 6 categories above JUST for Veterans)

24 AHAR Reporting Deadlines October 1, 2011: – AHAR data collection begins in the HDX November 15, 2011: – First draft of data on All Persons and Veterans January 14, 2012: – Final draft of data on All Persons and Veterans completed and confirmed by communities

25 AHAR Veterans Report In 2010, communities will be submitting separate data for veterans A veterans category will not be activated until the regular AHAR category is submitted for review. Veteran data is due at the same time as All Persons Data – Draft Veteran data is due November 15 th, 2011 – Final Veteran data is due January 14 th, 2012

26 Data Quality Thresholds CoCs can participate in all or a few categoriesits not all or nothing! Each reporting category is assessed independently for data quality, using three thresholds: – 50% HMIS bed coverage – Reasonable bed utilization rates Typically between 65105% – Reasonable missing data rates

27 Homelessness Pulse Project Goal: To provide timely data on homelessness – Current data (AHAR and PIT) only collected annually – HUD wants to know how homelessness is changing in response to ongoing national events The Pulse project is gaining attention from: – HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan – US Interagency Council on Homelessness – White House Domestic Policy Council

28 What data are collected for Pulse Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count of homeless people Quarterly PIT count of sheltered homeless people Three month count of new clients – Total number of new clients during the quarter – New client veteran and disability status – New client prior living situation and stability Bed count for the date of the quarterly PIT count

29 Expansion of the Pulse Started with 9 communities Expanded to 41 this year HUD wants to recruit more sites Eligibility criteria – Useable data in all 4 reporting categories for 2009 AHAR If interested – Check out Pulse Tech Lab for more information

30 Resources HMIS Data Standards (March 2010) Standards-Revised%20_3.pdf Standards-Revised%20_3.pdf A Guide for Counting Sheltered People A Guide for Counting Unsheltered People Using HMIS for PIT Counts _Presentation.pdf) _Presentation.pdf VA Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Training Manual (need a link)


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