Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) Report

In the past, CoCs would submit the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) on an annual basis. The AHAR is a national-level report that provides information about homeless service providers and people & households experiencing homelessness.

This year, HUD has redesigned the AHAR report and replaced it with the Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) report. The LSA will be due sometime in December and cover the federal fiscal year of 10/1/17 – 9/30/18.

Over the next few months, we will be asking agencies to review their data to prepare for the LSA.

LSA Overview

  • Includes five project types: ES/SH/TH (reported as a combined group), RRH, and PSH
  • Focuses on adults and heads of household – age is the only demographic reported for non-heads of household under 18
  • Report includes data on demographics, length of time homeless, housing outcomes, and information on specific populations such as veterans and chronically homeless persons
  • Includes the federal fiscal year and some historic data prior to the FY

The LSA is a much larger report than the AHAR and requires the upload of a CSV file instead of manually entering the data. For example, one table in the LSA is approximately four times the size of the entire AHAR report.