HMIS stands for “Homeless Management Information System”. It’s a shared database designed to record and store client-level information on the characteristics and service needs of homeless persons. It’s something that homeless agencies use to coordinate care, manage their operations, and better serve their clients. It’s a great way we are able to use the power of technology to help both those experiencing homelessness and the agencies trying to help.
Our HMIS encompasses agencies both in Muscogee County GA, and Russell County AL.
While HMIS is a name for the type of system, “ClientTrack” is the specific HMIS our community uses.
The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other planners and policymakers at the federal, state and local levels use aggregate HMIS data to obtain better information about the extent and nature of homelessness over time. Specifically, an HMIS can be used to produce an unduplicated count of homeless persons, understand patterns of service use, and measure the effectiveness of homeless programs. (source: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/hmis/)