Monday, October 12, 2009

Housing Type UDE

Don't Forget! Beginning October 1st 2009 you must record the appropriate "Housing Type" UDE for each of your clients. This is required by the new HMIS standards and will create data quality errors if not recorded in the new fiscal year. A user matrix was sent out to all Agency Administrators to help ensure this question is answered properly. For specific questions feel free to contact your dedicated TBIN staff for help!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

AHAR is Approaching!

AHAR's first required submission is November 15th and it is important for the data to be correct and complete! AHAR is based on TBIN's Universal Data Elements and is limited to Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing Programs. It requires an unduplicated count of persons within four primary reporting categories: Emergency Shelter - Individuals, Emergency Shelter - Families, Transitional Housing - Individuals, Transitional Housing - Families. Following the main AHAR submission there will be a second submission in February and March for "Veterans Only" data. Right now you should be looking at your data, monitoring and educating your end users to ensure data is being recorded for all required UDE's and working to correct any errors like duplicates, incomplete fields or don't know or refused data answers. Be on the look out for important AHAR updates and reporting from your dedicated TBIN staff!