(HUD) Deadline Extension for LSA Data Validation – January 15, 2021

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Deadline Extension for LSA Data Validation – January 15, 2021

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. Considering the level of effort and coordination for the Longitudinal System Analysis (LSA) submission process, the Point-in-Time (PIT) count planning, and responding to potential increases in COVID-19 cases in some regions of the country, HUD has approved an extension until January 15, 2021 for the completion of the LSA Data Validation process.

HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) team members will continue to assist with one-on-one support throughout this process, and HUD will make available additional support as needed. Continuums of Care (CoCs) are encouraged to use the time from now until December 22, 2020 to address as many of the issues identified in your Errors/Warnings files as possible. If you can, please address data quality issues and reupload.

Please also use this time to provide notes in response to warning flags on your Errors/Warnings files. These notes are critical to our understanding of this data. As resolved notes on your Errors/Warnings file will be removed and considered cleared, it is important that CoCs provide notes on an iterative basis so that data liaisons can communicate about, and subsequently clear, the warning flags.

Modified Data Quality Checks Schedule

To accommodate the upcoming deadline during the holiday season, we will be doing a modified schedule of data quality checks. Communities can expect to receive new Errors/Warnings files on:

For datasets uploaded by: Error/Warnings will be posted on:
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
3:00 PM EST
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020
12:00 PM EST
Monday, December 28, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
3:00 PM EST
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Saturday, January 2, 2021
12:00 PM EST
Monday, January 4, 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
3:00 PM EST
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Error/Warning files will then be pulled normally at 3:00 PM EST on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning again on January 5, 2021.

Thank you again for your partnership and incredible work to resolve as many of the data quality issues as possible and for your ongoing commitment to maintaining high quality data to better understand and progress towards ending homelessness.


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.

Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info