New HMIS Data Standards

HUD, HHS, and VA Release Documents

HUDOn May 1, 2014, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released new HMIS Data Standards that will allow for standardized data collection on homeless households across systems.

The release comprises two documents:

  • The HMIS Data Dictionary, which is intended for HMIS vendors and system administrators, and
  • The HMIS Data Manuel, which has a broader audience.

The standards will go into effect on October 1, 2014.

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