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Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH): Proposed Rule for HMIS Requirements

Abstract

On December 9, 2011, HUD continued its process of implementing the HEARTH Act by publishing the proposed rule for HMIS Requirements. The HEARTH Act required HUD to establish standards related to HMIS, including standards related to encryption of the data collected and the rights of persons receiving services under the McKinney-Vento Act. This proposed rule provides for: 1) uniform technical requirements of HMIS; 2) proper collection of data and maintenance of the database; and 3) confidentiality of the information in the database.

The comment period closed on February 7, 2012. Note: this rule is not for effect. HMISs that are currently in operation must continue to use the standards currently in place (the 2004 Technical Standards and the 2010 Data Standards) until the HMIS rule is published as final.

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Resource Title
Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH): Proposed Rule for HMIS Requirements
Product Developer
HUD
Product Type
HUD Guidance
Date Published
December 2011
Author/ Organization
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Program
Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG)- HEARTH
Continuum of Care Program (CoC) - HEARTH
Rural Housing Stability Program (RHSP) - HEARTH
Supportive Housing Program (SHP)
Shelter Plus Care Program (S+C)
Section 8 Mod Rehab Program (SRO)
E-System
None
Topic(s)
Program Regulations/Requirements
Data Collection
Client Confidentiality
Keywords
HMIS