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Homeless Management Information System

A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system 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. Each Continuum of Care is responsible for selecting an HMIS software solution that complies with HUD's data collection, management, and reporting standards.


HMIS Guides and Tools

These resources are intended to assist Continuum of Care (CoC) Program grantees, HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program grantees, and Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD) Program grantees, and HMIS vendors in designing, implementing, and maintaining an HMIS. Resources available include templates and tools, sample policies and procedures, training modules, and manuals.

View HMIS Guides and Tools