Presentation on theme: "HMIS Homeless Management Information System. MISSION To provide standardized and timely information to improve access to housing and services, and strengthen."— Presentation transcript:
HMIS Homeless Management Information System
MISSION To provide standardized and timely information to improve access to housing and services, and strengthen our efforts to end homelessness.
MISSION (cont.) To eventually provide as comprehensive a picture of homelessness as possible, by incorporating information from all emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing providers, as well as other points of contact for people experiencing homelessness, such as outreach programs and drop-in centers.
Definition A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a software application designed to record and store client-level information on the characteristics and service needs of homeless persons.
Definition (cont.) An HMIS is typically a web-based software application that homeless assistance providers use to coordinate care, manage their operations, and better serve their clients.
Importance Every Continuum of Care (CoC) is required to implement an HMIS and is scored annually in the CoC NOFA. Local HMIS data is critical for the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Implementation of HMIS at the local level can support coordinated case management.
HMIS Data Collection Universal Data Elements (UDE) must be entered in HMIS for all clients and include: 1. Name 2. Social Security Number (SSN) 3. Date of Birth 4. Ethnicity and Race 5. Gender 6. Veteran Status 7. Disabling Condition 8. Residence Prior to Program Entrance 9. Zip Code of Last Permanent Residence 10. Program Entry Date 11. Program Exit Date 12. Personal Identifier (Unique ID) 13. Household Identifier 14. Program Identification Information
HMIS Data Collection Program Specific Data Elements (PDE) must be entered in HMIS by HUD funded programs required to generate an Annual Progress Report (APR) and include: 1.Income and Sources 2.Non-Cash Benefits 3.Physical Disability 4.Developmental Disability 5.HIV/AIDS 6.Mental Health 7.Substance Abuse 8.Domestic Violence 9.Services Received 10.Destination at Leaving 11.Reasons for Leaving 12.Employment 13.Education 14.General Health Status 15.Pregnancy Status 16.Veteran’s Information 17.Children’s Education
Privacy Standards Framework Personal Protected Information (PPI) ◦ Includes name, SSN, program entry/exit, zip code of last permanent address, system/program ID, and program type. Allow for reasonable, responsible data disclosures Derived from principles of fair information practices Borrowed from HIPPA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Summary of HMIS Standards HUD expects every HMIS to meet the baseline requirements Standards are in the process of revision and will be published for notice and comment via the Federal Register