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    The LSA is Live!

    Step-by-step instructions for producing an accurate Longitudinal System Analysis (LSA) report can be found here.   

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    Tools to Support Coordinated Entry

    Housing navigators can filter and sort prioritized "By Name Lists" to show clients that are eligible for a housing opportunity.  Click here for more details on using the warehouse to support coordinated entry.

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    Built In Data Quality Controls

    The suite of data quality monitoring tools within HomelessData help ensure that the facts and figures being reported are both accurate and meaningful.

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    A Roof Over Every Head

    HomelessData enables communities to gather information on the people in their area experiencing homelessness as well as quantify the efforts being made to help them. 

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    Data-Driven Decision Making

    The tools in HomelessData can be used to improve operations, shape public policy, and help community stakeholders work more effectively together to respond to homelessness.

"To end homelessness, a community must know the scope of the problem, the characteristics of those who find themselves homeless, and understand what is working in their community and what is not. Solid data enables a community to work confidently towards their goals as they measure outputs, outcomes, and impacts."

US Dept of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), May 2014

  • Works With Any HMIS

    HMIS vendors are required by HUD to be able to produce data in the current HUD CSV Data Exchange Format.  HomelessData receives data in this format and can produce all of the HUD reports.  It is that simple.  Details for vendors on can be found here.

  • HUD Reporting & More 

    All of the reports related to homelessness that are required by HUD for regions, and for the projects within them, can be produced in HomelessData. The built-in data quality monitoring tools help ensure the reports are accurate.  

  • Performance Measurement

    The System Performance Measures are instrumental tools for measuring the efficacy of local initiatives to end homelessness.  These, combined with tools to support resource allocation strategies, help to maximize the impact of limited community resources.