HSLynk assists vendors and implementers to achieve interoperability in the HMIS space, by offering a vendor neutral, open source reference implementation,

  • We have APIs for each Data Standard version, from 2014 up through 2020.  2005 and 2010 are possible in the future, for full coverage.

HSLynk High Level Data Model

  • Each Data Standard is stored separately, in its original format, not migrated forward with each HUD HMIS Data Standard change, preserving the archival integrity and intent of the original data *as it was really collected*.

  • For reporting with tools like Tableau, Power BI, etc., all data are one-way synced into a read-only Big Data Warehouse.

  • searchable default Big Data Warehouse field list: https://docs.hslynk.com/db/metadata/metadata.html 

  • For longitudinal reporting, we will offer on-the-fly Data Standard version mapping (https://github.com/servinglynk/hslynk-open-source-docs/wiki/Feature:-on-the-fly-HMIS-version-mapping).  So the migrations are done virtually, as data warehouse views, keeping the original data in it's original, unmangled data collection format.

  • We support both HMIS household enrollment and "global" household enrollments.

Our HMIS reports: 

  • our 2020 HMIS Annual Performance Report (APR) report is collection of CSV files, retrievable by apps via APIs, or from the Admin App.

  • 2020 Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) is currently under development (it was just released in March, and some specs are still pending from HUD).

  • 2020 System Performance Measures Report - will be released by HUD in the Fall of 2020, and we will have it ready shortly after release.