HUD's Standards for Success

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Standards for Success (SfS) is HUD’s newly developed standardized reporting framework for its discretionary-funded programs. The framework’s main tenets are: (1) standardization of data elements, measures, definitions, metrics, and reporting periods across HUD programs; (2) alignment of programmatic data elements and measures with higher-level agency priority goals and objectives; and (3) the utilization of record-level reports for greater analysis and responsiveness of programs.

HUD is implementing this new approach incrementally over a multi-year transition period that will refine the approach, the data collected, and the tools developed. SfS is currently in its third year of implementation applying to the following programs:

  • Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator (MFSC) Program Grants
  • Multifamily Housing Budget-based (B-b) Service Coordinator Sites
  • FY 2016 Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program Grants
  • FY 2017 Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program Grants
  • FY 2018 Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program Grants

Broader implementation will be made in future years.

Important: If you are a Multifamily Housing B-b service coordinator property that will be reporting under SfS for the first time and do not use American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) Online or FamilyMetrics software, then you need to register for SfS.

To register for SfS, visit the Multifamily Housing B-b Service Coordinator Properties registration page.

In 2021, HUD also launched a new Standards for Success Website: