Congress directed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to ensure the collection of more reliable data regarding the use of homeless programs. HUD has since directed the programs it funds to develop a local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to collect and report data on the usage of homeless services and mandated all Continuum of Care (CoC) applicants to demonstrate progress in implementing HMIS. Each CoC and it’s agencies applying to continue to receive HUD funding must have a computerized data collection system in place. The Homeless Services Network of Central Florida (HSN) is the lead agency that provides oversight, quality assurance, HMIS training and help desk support via a help desk ticket system.
Please click on the link below to read more about HSN’s HMIS and the benefits for agencies and clients in our Continuum of Care (CoC FL-507).