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 (CoC) is responsible for selecting an HMIS software solution that complies with HUD's data collection, management, and reporting standards.
The SNAPS Data Strategy provides a multi-year vision, as well as specific goals and objectives for HMIS.
COVID-19 Resources for Homeless Providers
The recent emergence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) calls for enhanced cooperation between public health authorities, homeless service systems, and other partners at the local level. Visit the Disease Risks and Homelessness page for the latest SNAPS information and resources.
HMIS Data and Technical Standards Resources
This resource section provides the core materials intended to assist HMIS Lead agencies, Continuum of Care representatives, and HMIS vendors in designing, implementing, and maintaining an HMIS. Resources available include data standard manuals; trainings, templates and tools; and sample policies and procedures.
Federal Partner HMIS Integration Resources
This resource section provides links to a designated page for each of the HUD programs and federal partner programs participating in HMIS (HUD, HHS, and the VA). Each page is intended to provide the full range of materials necessary to guide participation in HMIS, including all of the core materials and the supplemental guidance specific to each federal partner participating in HMIS.
HMIS Information Forums for Leads, Administrators, and Vendors
HMIS Leads and System Administrators, as well as HMIS Software Vendors have an externally maintained information forum that accessible by emailing the following email addresses with a request to join the forum. HUD asks that only HMIS Leads and System Administrators request to join the HMIS Lead forum and that only HMIS Software Providers join the Vendor forum. Each forum provides an email listserv, discussion opportunities, and special announcements and meetings tailored specifically for these audiences.
HMIS News & Announcements
NHSDC Fall 2020 Virtual Conference – October 5-30, 2020
Date Posted: September 14, 2020
Operations Notice for the Expansion of the Moving to Work Demonstration Program and New Moving On Services Guide
Date Posted: September 10, 2020
Updated Version of CoC Analysis Tool: Race and Ethnicity Available to Support Community Analysis of Racial Disparities in Homelessness
Date Posted: August 25, 2020
HUD's Data Submission Timeline for CoCs: Updates and Reminders
Date Posted: August 03, 2020
Register Today: Coordinated Entry Dialogue with HUD – March 16 or 17, 2020 at 1:30 PM EDT
Date Posted: February 26, 2020
New CoC Performance Profile Reports and Other Data Resources Available by HUD
Date Posted: February 14, 2020