Clarity Human Services streamlines AB 977 data collection for California homeless programs
To support our California customers, Bitfocus has produced the following resources for use in HMIS configuration alignment with California Assembly Bill No. 977 specifications.
- AB 977 HMIS Project Setup Checklist
- AB 977 Program and Funding Worksheet
- AB 977 Dashboard Guide
- Running the HDIS Report
These tools are intended to supplement the reference materials and instructions regarding HMIS project setup for programs funded by the departments listed below. For your convenience, we have included links to their websites for accessing the most up-to-date information regarding AB 977 requirements:
- California Interagency Council on Homelessness
- CalICH has also created a Frequently Asked Questions resource
- Housing and Community Development
- Department of Social Services
- California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Support for implementation and compliance concerns is provided by Abt Associates, the Technical Assistance provider for AB 977 projects.
Beginning January 1, 2023, AB 977 requires loanees, grantees, subgrantees, or entities operating projects receiving state homelessness funding to enter specific data elements into their Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). These data collection requirements apply to all new state homelessness programs that began on or after July 1, 2021.
Information gathered through AB 977 data reporting will be used to create a more comprehensive understanding of the effects of state-funded homelessness programs and allow for better-informed policy decisions.
Bitfocus is not a Technical Assistance provider, but we can provide support to ensure your system is configured correctly. If you are interested in contracting Bitfocus for additional support services, please contact your BFF or Community Administration team to discuss possible project options.