2022 Data Standards

2022 HMIS Data Standards: It's Go Live Time!


Hello System Administrators,

We are excited to announce that the 2022 HUD HMIS Data Standards updates are now in effect, and available within your Clarity Human Services instance.

Please update any existing Program Templates with the applicable new [2022] System screens (or customized versions) to make them available to your end users. Please feel free to reach out to our friendly Help Desk staff at support@bitfocus.com with any questions.

Important: If your community utilizes a custom Program Setup Screen (or screens), please note that you may need to add the fields “Medically Assisted Living Facility” (hopwa_assisted_living), the Aging into Adulthood notification toggle (adulthood_notification_enable), and the Aging into Adulthood notification threshold (adulthood_notification_threshold) to your custom Program Setup Screen depending on your desired data collection and reporting. If you use the System Program Setup Screen, then these fields are already present and no further action is needed.

In addition, please reference the below resources as guidance for any tasks needing completion in order to update your system to the 2022 Data Standards, and for additional information regarding the update:

October 2021 Feature Updates

2022 HMIS Data Standards: System Screen Release

2022 HMIS Data Standards: Summary of Changes

2022 HMIS Data Standards: System Administrator Checklist

2022 HMIS Data Standards: Gender

2022 HMIS Data Standards: Field Adjustments and Looker Guidance

HMIS Sample Forms

HMIS Data Standards Resource Page

Note: If Bitfocus provides your system administration services, your team is already planning for these changes and will be working closely with you to ensure a smooth rollout.

The HUD CSV/XML Program Data Export (HUDX-111) version 2022 will also be available as of October 1, in alignment with the 2022 HMIS specifications. The previous (2020) version will remain available for the near future for any applicable reporting purposes, and beginning October 1, the DIT will only accept CSV version 2022 imports in order to ensure accurate import into the database.

Thank you for your time and attention during this transition.