Research & Data

We value and pursue data-driven decisions.


Step 1: Download, print, & sign De-Indentified Data Use Agreement or Identified Data Use Agreement

Step 2: Click on “Submit Data Request” button to complete the request form
and attach the Data Use Agreement from Step 1

If you have questions about your request or encounter technical difficulties with your submission, please contact


A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness. Each Continuum of Care (CoC) is responsible for selecting an HMIS software solution that complies with HUD’s data collection, management, and reporting standards. HMIS data is used for federal reporting, including Annual Performance Reports, the Point-in-Time Count, Longitudinal Systems Analysis, and System Performance Measures.

Our HMIS Policies and Procedures

Haven for Hope is the HMIS lead agency for the TX-500 Continuum of Care. To reference HMIS resources, please click here to visit their website.

HUD Reporting and Resources

Point-in-Time Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct and coordinate the annual PIT Count. To learn more, click here.
2020 PIT Dashboard
2020 PIT Report – updated 11/09/2020
2020 PIT Snap Shot One-Pager

Housing Inventory Count (HIC)

The Housing Inventory Count is a point-in-time inventory of projects within the Continuum of Care (CoC) that provide beds and units dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness. It provides HUD and CoCs with shelter and housing capacity information of local homeless crisis response systems.
To learn more, click here.
How to submit a HIC and why
HIC Reporting Guide
Click here to complete the Quarterly Housing Inventory Count (HIC) 2021

System Performance Measures

HUD developed a series of system-level performance measures to help communities gauge their progress in preventing/ending homelessness. The measures help to design a local “system” to assist sheltered/un-sheltered people experiencing homelessness and provide services to help them access housing and long-term stability. To learn more, click here.