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While it is helpful to read the training materials we provide and any instructions you may receive from COHHIO, it is important to know where to find the source materials to fill in any gaps in understanding. It is everyone's responsibility to be familiar with the regulations relevant to your program. This page details the varied resources available to all HMIS participants.

Below is a list of common documents that are useful to review for planning or making changes to your project or understanding HMIS.

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  1. OneCPD (now called HUD Exchange):  contains documentation released by HUD about a program, submit questions, find data on community need(s), sign up for trainings, etc.
  2. HMIS 2004 Data Standards
  3. HMIS 2010 Data Standards
  4. HMIS 2014 Data Standards
    1. Data Manual
    2. Data Dictionary
  5. Homeless Definition Final Rule (Applies to CoC and ESG.)
  6. Program Manuals (in the process of being updated.)
    1. ESG (This includes HCRP.)
    2. SHP
    3. CoC
    4. SPC
  7. CoC and HMIS Governance
    1. CoC Program Interim Rule
    2. ESG Program Interim Rule
    3. HMIS Proposed Rule
  8. HUD field offices
  9. HUD's Ask A Question (AAQ)
  10. Frequently Asked Questions
    1. ESG
    2. CoC

The Veteran's Administration (VA)

  1. Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
  2. SSVF program documents

Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA)

  1. Homeless Crisis Response Programs (HCRP). To find the forms for coordinated intake, click "Downloadable Resource Materials" in the left sidebar.
  2. Supportive Housing Program (SHP)

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

  1. VAWA 2005
  2. VAWA regulations 2007
  3. VAWA Reauthorization Act 2013

Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO)

  1. Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care Resources
  2. The Ohio Balance of State CoC listserv is a vital source of information from the Ohio Balance of State CoC board. If you think you may not be on it, please email Erica Mulryan to be added.
  3. Ohio Balance of State HMIS Knowledge Books
  4. Ohio Balance of State HMIS Helpdesk
  5. The Ohio Balance of State HMIS listserv is a vital source of information from the Balance of State Core Team, which consists of ODSA and COHHIO HMIS Department. If you think you may not be on it, please email the helpdesk to be added.



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