New Way to Record Contacts - 2020 SubCook Current Living Situation (CLS) Form

As of 10/01/2019, the Current Living Situation sub-assessment questions have replaced the Contact field. 

The Current Living Situation Form is intended to assist Street Outreach projects (SO) and Night by Night Emergency Shelters (NbN) with capturing the necessary information to complete the new Current Living Situation (CLS) data standard.  

Street Outreach: Record a Contact/Current Living Situation for every contact made with each client, including on the same date as when you record the Project Start (Entry) Date, Prior Living Situation, or Date of Engagement.

Night-by-Night Shelters: Record a Contact/Current Living Situation only when the interaction goes beyond a basic provision of shelter services. The nightly sign-in for a shelter stay does not count as a contact.

The CLS also allows for documenting when a client is temporary or permanent housing situation but who may be at imminent risk of homelessness.

All previously recorded Contacts information have been mapped to the relevant CLS questions, effective October 1, 2019.

The Current Living Situation and Date of Engagement  workflow provides guidance on how to collect and record Current Living Situation and Date of Engagement information in the HMIS.