What is a unit list and how does it impact my agency?
Unit lists feed into the ShelterPoint system of HMIS. These are utilized when completing the electronic portion of the PIT, in addition, it is also used to calculate bed utilization rates in the data quality assessment.
Vocabulary has proven to be very tricky here, so here is how we will be defining things:
- A unit list is a general term referring to all of the information pertaining to how your providers' beds, apartments, and rooms are configured. This unit list will be reflected in ShelterPoint.
- A room refers to a "Family Unit", which could be an apartment for a full family or a Single Occupancy Room. For shelters with communal sleeping areas, one room refers to the entire area.
- A bed is simply a bed - for projects that serve families, consider beds in these Unit Lists in the same way that you consider beds on your grants and contracts
*The HUD 2020 Data Standards now include new information requirements for Special Populations. Any new or updated Bed and Unit Inventories must include this information (even if it's just 0).
- Beds dedicated to the following:
- Chronically homeless veterans
- Youth veterans
- Other veterans
- Chronically homeless youth
- Other youth
- Any other CH
- Non-dedicated Beds
- Total Bed Inventory
- Total Unit Inventory
Review your unit lists (*the list below is accurate as of 10/17/2021)
Please review the unit list we have on the file below. If there are any unit lists that must be created, deleted, or updated, please refer to the sections below.
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Create/Update a Unit List
If you have a new project or realize that your project does not have a unit list please complete this form.