However, given the ever-increasing number of agencies and end users using HMIS as well as ongoing demands associated with data requirements of funders and key stakeholders, HSN simply lacks the capacity to respond to every request for customized reporting and analysis, especially within a short period of time.
As a result, ad hoc requests for customized reporting and/or analysis will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and will have fees. Furthermore, requests that do not adhere to the terms and conditions of the Data Use Agreement cannot be filled.
Please also consider the complexity of the request and whether related tools are already available that might meet your need reasonably well.
HMIS does incorporate several CoC-specific fields outside of the HMIS data standards (see examples below.) However, these fields may be inconsistently answered or monitored, which creates a greater margin for error with regard to data quality.
Examples of CoC Custom Fields:County where client became homelessCES-specific fields (e.g., Navigation-related)
To learn more about the available HMIS Data Elements visit the HUD HMIS Data Standards page (select the most recent Data Dictionary): https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/3824/hmis-data-dictionary/