December 8, 2013
What is HMIS?
The mission of the Homeless Missourian’s Information System (HMIS) is to provide the tools necessary for agencies to not only understand their data, but to leverage their information to improve homelessness services provided to their clients. We do this through data sharing and collaboration and by tracking outcome measurements.
The HMIS is an online database that stores information about individuals and families who seek housing and homeless prevention services. This information includes individual client demographics (e.g., age, education, gender) and household information (e.g., medical, income, housing status). This information can then be aggregated to look at the size, characteristics and needs of the homeless population. For more detailed information, please view the “About HMIS” page.
The first tracking turn-away count for the Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care (CoC) is scheduled for August 12-16, 2013. While participation is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged. An agency interested in participating can fill out the survey tool for each household or use an Excel file to track households over the course of the week. Completed forms and Excel files can be returned to Liz Gebhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lindsay Wallace (email@example.com).
For detailed information regarding HMIS policies and procedures please review the HMIS Policy & Procedure Manual.
Read the latest HMIS Quarterly Newsletter which examines ways to improve data quality.
In 2013, HUD released a Draft Notice for new HMIS Data Standards for public comment. The HMIS Project submitted comment on the proposed data standards on May 31, 2013. For more detailed information on significant differences between the 2010 Notice and the 2013 Draft Notice please visit HUD's resource website: https://www.onecpd.info/resource/2917/2013-draft-hmis-data-standards/.
If you are experiencing technical issues with the ROSIE database system, please contact the MISI Helpdesk at 1-800-536-6474.