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HMIS Comparable Database Manual


Date Published: March 2022


Victim Services Providers (VSP) that are recipients or subrecipients under HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs are required to collect client-level data consistent with Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data collection requirements. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) contain strong, legally codified confidentiality provisions that limit Victim Service Providers from sharing, disclosing, or revealing victims’ personally identifying information (PII), including entering information into shared databases like HMIS. To protect clients, VSPs must enter required client-level data into a comparable database that is comparable to and complies with all HMIS requirements.

This Comparable Database Manual provides VSPs with information needed to meet Comparable Database project setup, data collection, and reporting requirements.

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