Note: This FAQ relates to HMIS
Date Published: March 2015
No - HUD does not require CoCs to use their HMIS as part of their coordinated entry process. However, many communities recognize the benefit of using this option and have incorporated HMIS into their coordinated entry process. HUD is encouraging communities to consider using HMIS but recognizes that other systems might be better or more quickly able to meet the community’s coordinated entry needs, which is acceptable so long as the community’s coordinated entry meets HUD’s requirements in 24 CFR 578.7(a)(8).