Why Join HMIS?


  For the Client

  • Improved coordination of care and services
  • Improved knowledge about services and beds available
  • Reduced duplication of information
  • Protection of client confidentiality

 For the Provider Who Participates in HMIS

  • Automated reporting
  • Reduction in number of reports produced
  • Improved internal and external data
  • Improved ability to serve clients
  • Automated information for management and case managers
  • Improved client tracking
  • Potential to streamline referral processes
  • Potential for strengthened partnerships through participation
  • Meet HUD reporting requirements

 For the Continuum of Care (CoC)

  • Improved information about system and system needs for funding, decision-making and policy
  • Improve information for the Continuum of Care Exhibit 1 application to HUD and other funding applications
  • Improved ability to identify and quantify gaps in the system
  • Credibility
  • Potential for strengthened partnership among components of the community system

 For HUD and Other Funders 

  • Improved information about system and system needs for funding, decision-making and policy

 For the General Community

  • Better information about people who are experiencing homelessness, the causes and the trends and future needs will help the general community to better plan for affordable housing and support for people who are at-risk of becoming or returning to homelessness
  • Better information about housing and support needs will enable interested parties to better market these needs to potential funders and policy–makers.