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
Register Today: NHSDC Spring 2021 Virtual Conference – April 12–29, 2021
Date Posted: February 22, 2021
LSA: Thank You for Your Submissions!
Date Posted: February 18, 2021
New HMIS Lead Series Tools Published to the HUD Exchange
Date Posted: February 01, 2021
Community Workshops Technical Assistance Opportunity: Information Webinar – February 3, 2021 – 2:00 PM EST
Date Posted: January 27, 2021
Reminder: ESG-CV Quarterly Report – Due January 30, 2021
Date Posted: January 19, 2021
Materials Posted: ESG-CV Quarterly Reporting Office Hours – December 10 and December 16, 2020
Date Posted: December 21, 2020