data collection

6 Best Practices for Drafting a Client Consent Form

Are you covering all your bases with the client consent form? Here are 6 best practices to make sure your client release is the very best it can be.

16 Ideas for Getting Community Sectors to Join the Homeless CoC & HMIS

Discover 16 ideas for getting various community sectors involved in your homeless CoC and HMIS—including practical, real-life examples.

11 Ideas for Getting the Best HMIS Data Quality for Homelessness

We've pulled together our staff expertise and dug through various resources to compile a list of ideas for getting the best HMIS data quality on homelessness.

3 Principles for Effective Social Work Case Management

These three tried-and-true principles for effective social work case management will help you stay on track and see better results in your clients' lives.

What Changed in the 2016 HMIS Data Standards and Dictionary?

This article provides a comprehensive summary of revisions made in the 2016 update to the HMIS Data Standards and Data Dictionary (Version 5).

Using GIS to Solve 3 Common Problems in Helping the Homeless

This article explains how a geographic information system (GIS) relates to homelessness—and how to use it to solve three specific problems in homeless services.

Best Practices: Data Collection for Coordinated Assessment and Centralized Intake

Data collection is crucial to the success of any Centralized Intake and Coordinated Assessment model. These best practices for Centralized Intake include...

Homeless Female Veterans: Creating Hope for Housing, Safety and Opportunity

Homeless female veterans are not receiving adequate services due to a lack of quality data, highlighting the need for sophisticated HMIS solutions.