Homeless Management Information System
The 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. HMIS allows the aggregation of client-level data across homeless service agencies to generate unduplicated counts and service patterns of clients served.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) National Data and Technical Standards establish baseline standards for participation, data collection, privacy and security. Implementation of HMIS is a requirement for receipt of HUD McKinney-Vento funding.
The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County is the local HMIS lead agency. For more information, please send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HMIS Agreements and Policies
Client Grievance Policy and Procedures (DRAFT, June 2014)
Client Grievance Form (DRAFT, June 2014)
Authorization to Disclose Client Information (DRAFT, June 2014)
HMIS Support Committee Bylaws (DRAFT, June 2014)
Policy Notice (DRAFT, June 2014)
HMIS User License Agreement (DRAFT, June 2014)
HMIS Agency Participation Agreement (February 2013)
HMIS Data Sharing Policy (February 2013)
HMIS Fee Schedule (September 2013)
HMIS Data Quality Plan (January 2013)
HMIS Participation Policy (October 2011)
HMIS Assessment Report – Executive Summary (Abt Associates, June 2012)