Data Quality

The Project Performance Dashboard is built on data that is part of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Every community is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to use HMIS to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families, and persons at risk of homelessness. HUD uses HMIS to enforce rigorous requirements and standards in support of a data-driven response to homelessness. Data is collected at the program level for each person. The highly structured data relies on linking participants within families and tracking key information over five data collection stages: creating the record; enrollment in a program; annually; when there are changes; and, at program exit.

  • Error Rates
    • The table is an overall look at error rates for each data category.
    • The bar chart displays percentages of clients with error rates of a specific field by project type. This can also be filtered to do by project.
    • The different colors in the bar chart represent the severity of error. Green represents an error below 5%. Yellow represents an error between 5% and 10%. Red represents an error over 10%.
  • Data Entry Timeliness
    • Shows the total count and percentage of when clients’ data was entered into the system.

Find out more about HUD Data Quality and Standards here.