(WellSky) SP 5.13.10 Is Now Available

WellSky important update

ServicePoint 5.13.10 is now available. This is considered a "major" release. This means you have to create a case in the WellSky Customer Community in order to upgrade to this version. The additional step will allow you the opportunity to review the release notes prior to upgrading the site for your End Users. If you have already created a case requesting the upgrade to 5.13.10 then you do not need to create a new case.

This release includes updates to the following areas of Community Services (formerly ServicePoint):

  • Update to LSA export for 2020 submissions
  • Optimizations to CoC-APR 2019, Data Quality Framework and ESG CAPER 2019 to reduce run time
  • Resolve issue related to email validation on case manager pop-up screen
Please note that WellSky, as noted by HUD in the LSA listserv on October 19 th, will continue to make adjustments to the LSA export code over the coming days. Export code changes will not require an upgrade to Community Services.

As you plan for your LSA export submissions, we'd like to remind you that only 10 exports may run concurrently on any one site. We will monitor our export servers for performance throughout the submission period.

Release notes can be found in the Libraries area of the WellSky Customer Community.
Please create a case in the Customer Community if you have any questions.

(HUD) Upcoming Webinar: IDIS Setup and Draws for ESG-CV – October 27, 2020 – 3:00 PM EDT

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Upcoming Webinar: IDIS Setup and Draws for ESG-CV – October 27, 2020 – 3:00 PM EDT

HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 3:00-4:30 PM EDT for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program grantees to provide an overview on how to set up activities, fund subrecipients, create vouchers, as well as review ESG Financial reports for ESG-CV funds in the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS). There will be time to answer grantee questions submitted during the webinar.

Participants do not need to register in advance. It is strongly recommended that you join this webinar 15 minutes prior to the start time (2:45 PM EDT). To join the webinar, simply access the login page at the link below.

Join the webinar

Questions?

If you have any questions about this webinar or encounter difficulties joining, please contact Nora Lally at NoraL@homebaseccc.org.


Visit the SNAPS Disease Risks and Homelessness page for a full list of COVID-19 infectious disease prevention and response resources.

         
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(HUD) HOME Reports Now Posted

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HOME Reports Now Posted

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The following HOME Program reports are now posted on the HUD Exchange.

Additional HOME Program reports are available on the HOME Program Page.

 

 

HOME Reports as of 9/30/2020 Now Posted:

Monthly Reports

  • HOME PJs Open Activities Reports: These reports help Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) view open activities in the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS), including activities with 100 percent of the funds drawn and a status code of final draw as well as activities with little or no HOME funds drawn during the past several years.
     
  • HOME PJs Vacant Units Reports: These monthly reports identify units that are marked “vacant” in IDIS and can be used to track each PJ's progress towards 100 percent occupancy.
     
  • Post 2011 HOME Activities Reports: These reports assist PJs and Field Offices (FOs) in tracking compliance with the four-year project completion deadline in IDIS.
     
  • Post 2011 HOME Homebuyer Activities Report: This report is an Excel spreadsheet to assist PJs in tracking compliance with the homebuyer sales deadline.
     
  • HOME Deadline Compliance Status Reports: These reports assist PJs and FOs in monitoring compliance with the five-year expenditure requirements of the HOME regulations.
     
  • HOME Grant Specific Commitment and Disbursement Summary Report: This report is generated by HUD at the end of each month and reflects each HOME PJ's commitments and expenditures for open 2015 and later grants.
     

Quarterly Report

Frequently Requested Reports

         
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(HUD) HDX 2.0 is Open for 2019 and 2020 LSA Submissions!

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HDX 2.0 is Open for 2019 and 2020 LSA Submissions!

HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) wants to thank you for your tremendous efforts to keep those experiencing homelessness safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a reminder, in an effort to reduce the overall reporting burden on communities, HUD is combining the Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data collection process for 2019 with the 2020 LSA data collection process.

The HDX 2.0 is now open for LSA submissions. CoCs should plan to make at least one upload attempt per reporting cycle (2019 and 2020) by October 30, 2020. Vendors will each manage their own process to rollout the LSA report to their HMIS implementations, which may affect when the CoC has access to the report to make their initial attempt. However, all vendors should have the report functionality in place with ample time to meet the October 30 deadline. Working on the initial upload will:

  • Enable community users to acclimate to the updated HDX 2.0 interface and ensure the proper staff have permissions in the HDX 2.0
     
  • Allow for communities to receive support from their vendors or LSA support staff via the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal in the event that there are errors preventing uploads

Please note that vendors will need to continue to adjust the LSA report code during this period if additional issues are identified through the upload process. Because the report specifications have been substantially updated to address issues identified last year, these types of corrections should be expected as communities are working on their initial LSA submissions.

Questions and Upcoming Office Hours

Further details regarding the data review process and schedule will be shared on the HMIS System Administrator’s call scheduled for October 21, 2020. HUD will also be hosting an informational office hours session to support CoCs in the data collection process on October 28, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 PM EDT. Details about the office hours will be sent in the coming week.

If you have questions about the LSA or HDX 2.0, please submit your questions through the AAQ portal on the HUD Exchange website. Select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange (including AHAR, HIC, LSA, PDX, PIT, Stella, Sys PM)” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the AAQ question submission process.

HDX 2.0 Login Information

To access the HDX 2.0, you will first need to set up an account in the system. Follow this link to set up your account:

If you already have an account in the HDX 2.0, you can log in.

You may need to update your password. From the login page, click on the link that reads “Forgot Your Password?” in blue text below the login text fields. If you have any questions related to logging into the HDX 2.0, please submit an AAQ through the AAQ portal.

         
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(SAMHSA) Update: Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19

(NAEH) New Webinar Addresses Trends in Affordable Housing and Racial Disparities


Best Practices A practical newsletter for people ending homelessness.

Upcoming Webinars


Researching an End to Homelessness: Election Year Policy Ideas – The Affordable Housing Crisis

Thursday, October 22, 2:00pm ET
This webinar will focus on research and analysis from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, which has tracked housing trends to help understand the nationwide housing crisis, and NAACP's Legal Defense Fund, which is studying approaches to improve racial disparities in housing.

This webinar is part of the Researching an End to Homelessness: Election Year Policy Ideas series.

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Federal Resources 


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Date Extended: File Stimulus Payments for People Experiencing Homelessness 

The deadline to file for an Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) among people who don't file taxes has been extended to November 21, 2020. People experiencing homelessness who don't file taxes, and have not yet received their payment, may have a stimulus check waiting for them. The resources below can aid in this filing process.

Apply for Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers 
Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers can be used by public housing authorities to house non-elderly people with disabilities experiencing homelessness. The deadline for applying for the new voucher funding is December 31, 2020.

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Read the Alliance's blog post on using these vouchers >>>
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