The APR is a report that must be run and submitted to HUD, via the SAGE repository, for all projects that receive funding from HUD through the Continuum of Care. Many regions use the APR report for all projects, regardless of funding, and throughout the year, to measure data quality, performance, and compliance. The APR results can be used to generate project level dashboards such as this one.
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is required for all projects that receive funding through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) from HUD. It is nearly identical to the APR that is required for CoC-funded projects.
The Housing Inventory Chart is a regional report that is required by HUD. It catalogues all of the residential units in a region that specifically provide housing and services to people experiencing homelessness, regardless of funding source. It does not include projects that only provide services, including street outreach. The HIC requires that all of the project descriptor elements be completed in HMIS. It also includes occupancy for the night of the Point in Time Count so all projects should have complete and accurate client data, as well as bed inventory information. More information for the 2018 PIT and HIC reports can be found at the HUD Exchange.
The Point in Time report measures the number of people experiencing homelessness at a point in time, generally during the last week in January. While the final report includes people that are not captured in HMIS data, this report will generate based on people enrolled during the night of the count. This report can be run over a single project; over all projects within a project type; or, over the data for an entire region. More information about the 2018 Point in Time Count can be found on the HUD Exchange.
The instructions linked to here are a step-by-step recipe for how to create and submit the Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) for a region.