Latest Changes to HMIS Data Standards

Attention HMIS Users – The latest changes to the HUD 2014 Data Standards (announced previously here) will be implemented Thursday, October 1st. You’ll see these changes when you enter Entry information in the HUD Assessment, along with written guidance from HUD on how to ask clients for this information. Already completed Entry Assessments will also show the new data element configuration, with existing answers migrated into the new version.

Social Solutions has described these changes in detail for HMIS customers in this slide show. Please review this information in order to better understand the changes and how existing data were used to determine answers to new questions.

Please direct any questions or issues to me via email at mcolangelo@cambridgema.gov or feel free to call me at 617-349-6966.