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over 7 years ago

Important Update: New Jersey HMIS file now contains street addresses for shelters

We're excited to announce that the New Jersey HMIS team has further expanded the shelter data file to include addresses.  Using this data is not a requirement for the initial submissions (although providing bed availability is), but we do want to make you aware of the change as part of your development if you use this data set.

It's worth noting that this file is not perfect yet.  For example, some shelters will not display addresses (which in the case of domestic violence shelters is often an intentional omission). We hope you will continue to share your feedback and your data management plans while working on your submissions as we continue to improve the online resources available to caregivers and the homeless.

The VA Innovations Team