HOPWA Program HMIS Manual

The HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) HMIS Program Manual is intended to support data collection and reporting efforts of Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agencies and HOPWA program grantees. This manual provides information on HMIS project setup and data collection guidance specific to the HOPWA Program. 
The guidance provided in this document aligns with requirements around using HMIS as stated by the HOPWA office and refers to the data elements required for HOPWA in an HMIS as established in the 2017 HMIS Data Standards v1.3. This document is not a replacement for any specific program guidance, requirements, regulations, notices, and training materials on the HOPWA Program. This manual only addresses the use of HMIS for HOPWA.


  • Revision History
  • Introduction
  • Additional Resources
  • HMIS Project Setup Steps
    • Identify Projects for Inclusion in HMIS
    • Identify Funding Components for each Project
    • Set Up Projects in HMIS
    • Organizational Identifiers (2.1)
    • Project Identifiers (2.2) 
    • Continuum of Care (CoC) Code (2.3)
    • Project Type (2.4)
    • Method for Tracking Emergency Shelter Utilization (2.5) 
    • Federal Partner Funding Sources (2.6) 
    • Bed and Unit Inventory Information (2.7) 
    • Additional Infromation (2.8)
  • Data Collection Requirements
    • Universal Data Elements
    • HOPWA Program Specific Data Elements (W1-W5) 
      • W1 Services Provided: HOPWA
      • W2 Financial Assistance: HOPWA
      • W3 Medical Assistance 
      • W4 T-cell (CD4) and Viral Load 
      • W5 Housing Assessment at Exit
  • Special Data Collection Instructions 
    • Hotel / Motel..
    • Permanent Housing Placement 
    • Short Term Rent, Mortgage, Utility Assistance.
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