The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is the information system designated by the Continuum of Care Program (CoC) to comply with HUD’s data collection, management, and reporting standards and used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other planners and policymakers at the federal, state and local levels use aggregate HMIS data to obtain better information about the extent and nature of homelessness over time. Specifically, an HMIS can be used to produce an unduplicated count of homeless persons, understand patterns of service use, and measure the effectiveness of homeless programs.
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Homeless Management Information System
AL-502 CoC HMIS Information linked below...
Universal Data Elements
Al-502 Client Release of Information (ROI)
Al-502 Client Information Sharing Plan
Al-502 Privacy Notice to Clients
Al-502 Public Notice
HMIS Data Standards Manual 2020
HMIS Data Dictionary 2020
HUD Program Types
HUD Flowchart of Chronic Homelessness
AL-502 Coordinated Entry Policy & Procedures
HUD Coordinated Entry Notice CPD-17-01
Proposed Rule for HMIS Requirements
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