HMIS Longitudinal System Analysis (LSA) Report

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As of Fall 2018, the HMIS Longitudinal System Analysis (LSA), located in the Fiscal module, replaces the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR).  The LSA comes in the format of a single zipped export file that is downloaded by the user and then uploaded into the HUD Exchange 2.0 website -  (There is no on-screen display for this report in AWARDS.)

Required Permissions

The LSA is available to users with the following permissions:

Program Chart Access
Display Executive Administration Buttons - OR - Display Fiscal Buttons (only required if you are not a member of the "Fiscal Staff" or "Executive Officer" user groups)

  NOTE:  Permissions are assigned using the Permissions Maintenance feature.  If you do not have access to that feature and need a permission listed here, please contact your supervisor or your local Help Desk for assistance.

Click-by-Click Instructions

Generating the Longitudinal System Analysis (LSA) - Learn to export the LSA file for upload to HUD's Exchange website.

A Closer Look @ Report Detail

LSA Report Details - Learn about the LSA content in detail and review suggestions for / frequently asked questions on how to monitor data quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

LSA Frequently Asked Questions

FootholdConnect Event Recordings

  NOTE:  Recordings marked with a red asterisk (*) were made prior to deployment of significant AWARDS enhancements and do not reflect those changes; however, the overall content is still relevant and useful.

User's Conference Continued:  HMIS - Preparing for the LSA (52 min) * - June 2018

The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is being replaced by the Longitudinal System Analysis (LSA). Learn what the new report is about, what information it will contain, and how to make sure your HMIS projects are prepared for the upcoming changes.  PDF of Presentation Slideshow

Useful Links

These are external resources, not maintained by Foothold Technology.

HUD Exchange Resources for the Longitudinal System Analysis (LSA)

HUD Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) Commonly Asked Questions