APR 2013 Update
An emergency fix has been released by our HMIS vendor, Adsystech, that will modify sections of the APR 2013.
Please click here to see the update.
Effective October 1, 2013, HUD has changed the questions related to income on the APR; only the new questions and answers will be accepted in e-snaps.
You can find the guide in the Reference Material section in our Document Library.
LA/OC HMIS Policy and Procedures Updated
The LA/OC HMIS Policy and Procedures has been updated to include Client Consent Forms for the OC Collaborative.
To see the guide, please visit the Reference Material section in our Document Library.
Reports Guide Updated
The HMIS Reports Guide has been updated to highlight the most useful and commonly used reports by role.
To see the guide, please visit the Reference Material section in the Document Library.
HMIS Version 4 Retired as of June 30, 2013
What this means to you:
- Version 4 will not be accessible after 6/30/13.
- All providers should use HMIS Version 5 to provide services to your clients.
HMIS Version 4 Support End
Support for HMIS Version 4 ended as of 4/7/13.
What this means to you:
- Any issues after 4/7 will NOT be fixed.
- Version 4 will be completely shut down on 6/30/13.
- All providers should begin using HMIS Version 5 moving forward.
HMIS User Forum Schedule Change
Beginning April 2013, we will be hosting our HMIS User Forums on a quarterly basis, which will incorporate all program types.
Our next user forum will be held on 04/23/13.
For more details, please visit our User Forum page.
March HMIS User Forum Canceled
The 03/26/13 Emergency Shelter and SSO User Forum has been canceled due to lack of registration.
HMIS Horizons Newsletter
Our Winter Edition of HMIS Horizons is now available. Get your copy here.
Policies and Procedures
The updated LA/OC HMIS Policies and Procedures document is now available.
Supplemental Policies are also available for End Users of the Los Angeles
Both documents can be found on our Document Library page.
Version 5 New Features
We have put together the new features of Version 5 (previously communicated in our HMIS Newsletter and User Forums) into one, easy to read document.
The document can be found on our Document Library page. Please note that all existing functionality from Version 4 is also in Version 5.
HMIS 5 Video Tutorials
Adsystech, our HMIS vendor, has released a new video tutorial for HMIS Version 5. It is available in our Learning Center.
HMIS Reports Guide
We have released a Reports Guide to help agencies understand how the reports generate data. This document can be found on our Document Library page.
Attend Our Next User Forum:
October 22, 2013
Stay up to date with our HMIS system updates below.
As of June, 2013, LAHSA has achieved an HMIS implementation rate of 77% for emergency shelter programs (total of 2,706), 73% for transitional housing programs (total of 4,867), and 92% for permanent housing programs (total of 7,492).
Below is a graph of our recent implementation rates:
|Emergency Shelter||Transitional Housing||Permanent Housing|
|Number of CoC Beds Not in HMIS||819||1,782||646|
|Number of CoC Beds in HMIS||2,706||4,867||7,492|
|Total CoC Beds||3,525||6,649||8,138|
Improving Data Quality
Significant improvements were made to data quality this past year, as shown by our submission for the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress. This year was a great success in that LAHSA was able to submit 14 out of the 18 total categories in the AHAR, and were accepted as useable for all of those submitted categories (including each veteran sub-category). Last year, we submitted four out of the 18 total categories, only three of which were accepted as useable.
The data quality requirement for AHAR is 80% for each category, and is measured to ensure that the data provided for the report is sufficiently representative of the homeless population in the LA Continuum. There are eight data fields that are measured for data quality: Gender, Date of Birth (Age), Ethnicity, Race, Prior Living Situation, Prior Living, Zip Code, Disability, and Veteran Status. If any of these data fields are missing or marked as don't know/refused for a client, they are considered missing and will decrease the data quality percentage. To find more information, please see our Horizons Newsletter!