The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a computerized data collection tool specifically designed to capture client-level, system-wide information over time on the characteristics and services needs of people experiencing homelessness. This data helps San Antonio/Bexar County improve performance, target limited resources, and inform community planning for homelessness.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) National Data and Technical Standards establish baseline standards for participation, data collection, privacy and security. Implementation of HMIS is a requirement for receipt of HUD McKinney-Vento funding.
HMIS data is used for federal reporting, including the Point-in-Time Count, Housing Inventory Count, Annual Homelessness Assessment Report, and System Performance Measures.
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that communities conduct an annual count of sheltered and un-sheltered families, individuals and youths that are experiencing homelessness. Point-in-Time (PIT) counts provide critical insights into the complexity of homelessness, and helps policymakers as well as program administrators track progress toward the goal of ending homelessness in our community.
The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is a report sent to the U.S. Congress on homelessness in America. It has become the central resource for national data on homelessness, used by federal, state, and local policymakers to understand trends in homelessness and inform their policies.
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HOUSING INVENTORY COUNT
The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of projects within the Continuum of Care (CoC) that provide beds and units dedicated to serving persons who are homeless. It is intended to provide HUD and CoCs with information about the shelter and housing capacity of the homeless crisis response systems within the community.
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System Performance Measures
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has developed a series of system-level performance measures to help communities gauge their progress in preventing and ending homelessness. These System Performance Measures are intended to assist local CoCs with designing a local “system” to assist sheltered and un-sheltered people experiencing homelessness and providing the services necessary to help them access housing and obtain long-term stability.
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