For housing options officers, transitioning to the new HCLIC reporting requirements has not been an easy process since the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) was implemented in 2018.
According to the March 2020 evaluation of the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act, local authorities faced several challenges in staying compliant with the new legislation, including finding a suitable system that helps them meet the new requirements, including submitting the new HCLIC data reporting.
As the legislation approaches its 5th anniversary, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) is implementing a new method to automate the HCLIC data upload. Through a brand new HCLIC API, DLUHC will enable housing options officers to submit data directly to DELTA through their homelessness systems with minimal manual input. Some of the benefits include:
- Reduced burden and reliability on key staff who may not be available.
- Single point of data entry and amendments for local authorities.
- More frequent and timely data submissions to DELTA, hence any validation error reports can be more up-to-date, more manageable in size and easier to resolve.
- Earlier and higher quality data published, benefitting local authorities and central government to better highlight issues and monitor performance.
- Better data security.
Home Connections is proud to lead the way in integrating our Homelessness Reduction Act software, hope, with HCLIC API, taking user input on board and feedbacking them to DLUHC to ensure a smoother transition of submission methods. The integration is already live for our hope customers.
We are exploring the new HCLIC API integration in our upcoming hope webinar, to be held on 21st July, from 10-12pm. Details below:
Join our upcoming hope webinar:
How the new DLUHC API will automate HCLIC data submissions – making life easier for you
Thursday 21st July | 10am - 12pm | Zoom
At this webinar, you will:
- Hear from Cait Marlow, Homelessness Analyst for the DLUHC, on how this new approach will benefit local authorities, saving time and effort and reducing validation errors.
- See first-hand how Home Connections has led this implementation working in partnership with hope users and DLUHC, with an exclusive view of how the integration will work in practice.
- Share learnings and discuss solutions for current challenges experienced by local authorities across England.
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