2014 HMIS Data Standards Implemented in MAACLink KC

We are excited to announce that as of October 1st, the 2014 HUD HMIS Data Standards have been implemented in MAACLink.  You can read about the process of implementation in Megan’s blog HUD publishes new HMIS Data Standards Manual and HMIS Data Dictionary.  Overall, the implementation of the 2014 HMIS Data Standards has been a great success.  We know  change is never easy, but hopefully these changes will help us to continue improving our methods of addressing homelessness in our communities.

One of the biggest changes for agencies is collecting new and additional information on computer meetingtheir clients.  To assist in collecting this information we have created a revised assessment form that can be used by agencies that have programs funded by HUD, SSVF, ESG, and PATH.  You can check out the new form on our MAACLink Forms page where you will find the PDF of the New 2014 HMIS Intake Form .

HUD has also provided some helpful tools related to the new 2014 HUD Data Standards on their website as well.  If you are a HUD-funded agency you may want to check out the section on HMIS Data Standards Updates – What Does October 1st Really Mean.   You can find also find additional training tools and resources at the HUD Exchange under the section for HMIS guides and tools.

We know change can be difficult for everyone.  Remember that the MAAC staff are available as a resource for you!  If you, or anyone at your agency, has questions about these changes we are happy to help you.  As always, MAACLink KC tech support is free and unlimited so don’t hesitate to contact any one of the MAAC Staff with your questions.