Date Published: October 2014
No. Potential program participants are not required to sign an HMIS Release of Information in order to receive services. An individual or family can refuse to participate in HMIS, and the provider must still offer all the same services to that household. However, some information may be required by projects to determine eligibility for housing or services, or to assess needed services. Therefore, although program participants are not required to participate in HMIS, they will need to provide personal information in order to be determined eligible for particular resources.