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HMIS 101. Homeless Management Information System Donna Curley – HMIS Project Manager. What is HMIS?.

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hmis 101

HMIS 101

Homeless Management Information System

Donna Curley – HMIS Project Manager

what is hmis
What is HMIS?
  • A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a computerized data collection tool specifically designed to capture client-level, system-wide information over time on the characteristics and services needs of men, women, and children experiencing homelessness.
  • We must know what the need is, and we get that by collecting data
what is hmis1
What is HMIS?
  • The data collection is based on HUD’s, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development National, Data Standards establish baseline values for participation, data collection, privacy and security
what is hmis2
What is HMIS?
  • HMIS allows the aggregation of client-level data across homeless service agencies to generate unduplicated counts and service patterns of clients served.
what s in hmis
What’s in HMIS?
  • HMIS records and stores:
    • Client Intake
      • Demographics
      • Basic assessment of needs
      • Bed utilization
    • Service Tracking
      • Services delivered by a provider
      • Services received by clients
      • Gaps in the homeless services in a community
why is hmis important
Why is HMIS Important?
  • Every Continuum of Care (CoC) is required to implement an HMIS and is scored annually in the CoC NOFA.
  • Local HMIS data is critical for the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR).
  • Implementation of HMIS at the local level can support coordinated case management.
ahar data

summary of key issues
Summary of Key Issues
  • HMIS Benefits all stakeholders:
    • Homeless Individuals & Families
    • Service Providers
    • CoC, Policy Makers, and Government
  • HMIS does more than just collect data

Thank you

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