Date Published: September 2017Print ShareThis
The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program HMIS Manual is intended to support data collection and reporting efforts of Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agencies and CoC Program recipients. This manual provides information on HMIS program setup and data collection guidance specific to the CoC Program and the legacy programs: Supportive Housing Program (SHP), Shelter Plus Care (S+C), and Single Room Occupancy for the Homeless (SRO) that have not yet renewed under the CoC Program.
The guidance provided in this document aligns with requirements around using HMIS as stated in the CoC Program interim rule and the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program interim rule and refers to the data elements required in an HMIS as established in the 2017 HMIS Data Standards. This document is not intended to replace the HMIS Data Dictionary or the HMIS Data Manual, but to complement them and relate CoC Program-specific requirements. This document is not a replacement for any specific program guidance, requirements, regulations, notices, and training materials on the CoC Program. This manual only addresses the use of HMIS for CoC Program-funded projects.