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July 2, 2015


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.


During 2013 we began discussing the system upgrade of your HMIS system, ROSIE.  We are so excited to announce the completion of the system upgrade!  Along with the upgrade in functionality, the system's name has received and upgrade as well.  The upgraded database system is now called Compass Rose.  Please view the Agency Letter for information on the transition process.  Regional timelines, system requirements and User Checklist are also provided.

Agency Letter
Technical Requirements
User Access Checklist

Balance of State Continuum of Care
Transition Timeline - DMH
Transition Timeline - Regions 6, 7, 9, 10
Transition Timeline - Regions 1, 2, 3, 4
Transition Timeline - Regions 5 & 8

Christian, Greene, and Webster Continuum of Care (CGW CoC)
Transition Timeline - CGW CoC

Jasper/Newton Continuum of Care (JN CoC)
Transition Timeline - JN CoC


The second tracking turn-away count for the Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care (CoC) is scheduled for February 10-14, 2014. While participation is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged. An agency interested in participating can fill out the updated 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 by email at lgebhart@masw.org or by fax at (573) 635-1648. Please return forms to Liz Gebhart by Friday, Februrary 21, 2014.

For detailed information regarding HMIS policies and procedures please review the HMIS Policy & Procedure Manual.

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/.

Read the Missouri Balance of State and Jasper/Newton Summer 2013 Sheltered Point-in-Time Count Statistical Reports.

If you are experiencing technical issues with the ROSIE database system, please contact the MISI Helpdesk at 1-800-536-6474.






Updated: 10/23/2013

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