Homeless Management Information System

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What is HMIS?

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.

In the Northern Colorado CoC, Homeward Alliance serves as the HMIS Lead Agency, taking on the responsibility of managing our local HMIS. We strive to capture client-level information on all households experiencing homelessness in Northern Colorado. With this data, we evaluate system performance and inform local and regional efforts to end homelessness.

The software solution we use for HMIS is Clarity Human Services. Our HMIS system spans across all four CoC’s in Colorado, meaning it is a statewide implementation with all-encompassing data on people experiencing homelessness.

Who is using HMIS?

Federally funded agencies are required to use HMIS, while other agencies who do not receive federal funding choose to use HMIS. Since HMIS is the primary source of data for people experiencing homelessness in the state of Colorado, we encourage all homeless service providers to use the local HMIS.

HMIS Participating Agencies in Northern Colorado

Almost Home | Catholic Charities – Guadalupe Center | Catholic Charities – The Mission | City of Loveland | Family Housing Network | Fort Collins Rescue Mission | Greeley Family House | Homeward Alliance | Hope @ Miracle House | House of Neighborly Services | Housing Catalyst | Jobs of Hope, Inc. | North Range Behavioral Health | Outreach Fort Collins | Rocky Mountain Human Services | The Rural Collaborative for Homeless Youth | Summit Stone Health Partners | The Matthews House | United Way of Weld County | Volunteers of America

Interested in becoming an HMIS Participating Agency?

Our HMIS Team can help you implement HMIS at your agency through a process that includes hand on support for ensuring the system will meet all your data collection and reporting needs, as well as thorough training on the software and the universal HUD data elements.

Once you are a participating agency, you will receive ongoing support from the HMIS Lead Team e.g., ongoing training, federal and ad-hoc reporting assistance, and general troubleshooting.

Submit a ticket to our helpdesk, by emailing hmis@homewardalliance.org, to request more information on how to get started.

Submit a Help Desk Ticket

If you have an HMIS question or technical issue, our HMIS team is available to help.

Submit a Help Desk Ticket

Looking for data from our HMIS?

We try to support the use of our HMIS data as much as possible. If you are interested in specific data from our HMIS, please complete the request form and we will do our best to get back with you in a timely manner. Data requests may take up to two weeks. Submit a HMIS Data Request