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Community’s Data Quality Management Plan
HUD and our Federal partners are committed to assisting communities to end homelessness for individuals and families. Collecting complete and accurate data about homelessness in your communities is a core element to achieve the goal.
The SNAPS Strategy sets out three overarching goals for itself and communities:
- Communities use their data to optimize systems of care through making ongoing system performance improvements and determining optimal resource allocation;
- Communities operate data systems that allow for accurate, comprehensive, and timely data collection, usage and reporting; and
- Federal government coordinates to receive and use data to make informed decisions in coordination with other data sets, across and within agencies.
To end homelessness, communities must be able to analyze data at both the system and project levels and to evaluate their efforts by subpopulation, across project types, and in other ways. Not only must communities continue increasing HMIS bed coverage and improving data quality, they also should be using data to gain a more holistic picture of the communities’ progress toward ending homelessness. To assist with this effort, HUD has produced a number of products and tools to assist communities to improve data quality and engage in system and project-level analysis.
To meet and exceed these goals and expectations, the HMIS Committee of the Continuum of Care is designing our Community’s Data Quality Management Plan and they want your input. Please review the samples below and provide feedback to HMIS Committee Chair Tiffany Cole.