Because data were compiled from several different sources that did not have identical collection methods, there are a number of considerations when examining the analyses:
- Ryan White Emergency Financial Assistance can be used for housing assistance; however, it was not included in these analyses because it was not possible to separate out the expenditures and clients for housing financial assistance versus other types of financial assistance.
- HOPWA Permanent Housing Placement (PHP) can also be used for short-term financial assistance with housing including costs associated with helping participants to establish permanent residences; however, it was not included in these analyses as housing assistance because it was not possible to de-duplicate households served with housing assistance and housing placement.
- The Ryan White Program Data Report collects aggregate data on individuals and reports these separately for HIV positive and HIV affected. In contrast, the Ryan White Program Services Report collects and reports data on an individual level, which allows for de-duplication across service providers.
- The Ryan White Program Services Report collects data on individual clients served which is then unduplicated across grantees. However, not all variables are reported for all clients, therefore the total number of participants used to calculate percentages is the total number of participants required to answer that specific question.
- HOPWA reports did not provide an unduplicated count of households served across types of services; therefore, unduplicated households receiving support services was used as a proxy for the total of unduplicated households served.
Some HOPWA grants cover more than one state and report in aggregate; therefore, it is not possible to separate expenditures or participants by state for those grantees. This is particularly problematic for Montana (which includes North Dakota and South Dakota) and the District of Columbia (which includes parts of Virginia and West Virginia).
Due to a midyear change in grant year, the City of Miami submitted two CAPERs in 2010 and was not able to deduplicate information across the two reports. Both reports are included in the analysis, so the results for Florida are slightly higher than they should be.