Earlier this month, HUD announced that it will be hosting two office hour sessions for Continuums of Care (CoCs) that wish to learn more about the new LSA data submission cycle. As a reminder, the first office hour session will take place tomorrow.
From AHAR to LSA: Understanding the FY 18 Changes October 23, 2018 – 2 - 3 PM EDT
This session will introduce the LSA and cover key changes to this year’s data submission process and timeline. Staff from Abt Associates will cover Frequently Asked Questions about the LSA process, and participants will have the opportunity to ask and submit any other questions they may have. This session is being held a week in advance of the HDX 2.0 opening for official LSA submissions to help CoCs prepare for the process.
LSA Submission Process: Discussion Session November 6, 2018 – 2 - 3 PM EST
This session will cover questions received through HUD’s Ask A Question (AAQ) portal about the LSA process. Staff from Abt Associates will also open up the event to allow participants the opportunity to ask and submit any other questions they may have. This session is being held one week after the HDX 2.0 opens for official submissions, and during the week that CoCs are expected to have completed a test upload in the HDX 2.0. It is an opportunity for CoCs to ask additional questions after having hands-on experience with the upload process.
Participants can submit their questions for the office hours in advance by using HUD’s AAQ portal.
Complete required information in Step 1.
Select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2.
For the subject line, enter “LSA Office Hours” to ensure your question is flagged for the event.
As a reminder, the anticipated 2018 LSA submission cycle’s schedule is as follows:
October 31, 2018: HDX 2.0 opens for official LSA submissions
November 9, 2018: Test LSA upload deadline
November 30, 2018: Official LSA submission deadline
Late December: Outreach to CoCs from Review Team Data Liaisons begins
Late January: Deadline to resolve data quality flags with your assigned Data Liaison and mark your data complete; must confirm data within 3 business days of completion
Late February: Data usability determinations are communicated to CoCs
Community resources and guidance related to the LSA are announced through the HUD Exchange mailing list and are available on the LSA Tools and Guidance homepage.
If you have questions pertaining to the LSA or HDX 2.0, please submit your questions through the AAQ portal on the HUD Exchange website. Select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the AAQ question submission process.