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Common HUD/HMIS Terms and Acronyms
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ACF Administration for Children and Families AIRS Alliance of Information & Referral Systems AHAR Annual Homeless Assessment Report APR Annual Progress Report Audit Trail Bed Utilization Biometrics CDBG CHO Chronic homelessness Client Intake CoC Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consumer Continuum of Care Coverage Covered Homeless Organization Data Quality Data Standards Date of Birth Dedicated HMIS De-identification Department of Education Digital Certificates Disabling Condition DOB DOE Domestic Violence DV eHIC e*SNAPs Electronic Housing Inventory Chart Electronic Special Needs Assistance Program Emergency Shelter Grants Emergency Shelter Emergency Shelter Grants Encryption ES ESG Ethnicity Exhibit 1 Exhibit 2 Expansion Grant Extensible Markup Language Family and Youth Services Bureau Federal Information Processing Standards Final Notice FIPS Geographic Information Systems GIS Government Performance and Results Act GPRA Hashing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 HHS HIC HIPAA HMIS HMIS Data and Technical Standards Final Notice HMIS Lead Organization Homeless Management Information System HOPWA HUD I&R Inferred Consent Information and Referral Informed Consent McKinney-Vento Act Mental Health MH NOFA Notice of Funding Availability PART PDE Penetration Testing Performance Assessment Rating Tool Performance Measures Permanent Supportive Housing Personal Protected Information PH PIT PKI Point in Time Inventory Point in Time PPI Privacy Notice Program Data Element Public Keys Public Key Infrastructure Race RHYMIS Runaway and Homeless Youth Management Information System S+C SA Scan Cards Shared Grant Shelter Plus Care SHP Single Room Occupancy SNAP Social Security Number Special Needs Assistance Program SRO Substance Abuse SuperNOFA Super Notice of Funding Availability Supplemental Security Income Supportive Housing Program Supportive Services Supportive Services Only SSN SSI SSO TA TANF Technical Assistance Technical Submission Temporary Assistance for Needy Families TH Transitional Housing UDE Unaccompanied Youth Unduplicated Count Universal Data Element U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services VA VAWA Veterans Affairs Violence Against Women Act Written Consent XML                                                                                  

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