Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

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).

How to Adapt Rapid Re-housing for Youth Homelessness

This article discusses three challenges and their solutions to adapting coordinated entry and rapid re-housing for youth homelessness.

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.

HMIS Data: Getting Measurable Results Through Business Intelligence

Learn how use business intelligence (BI) to find patterns within your HMIS data, gathering measurable results to inform your strategies to end homelessness.

3 Ways to Bridge the Technology Gap with a User-Friendly HMIS

The technology gap in the Human Services workforce requires a user-friendly, customizable HMIS in order to efficiently serve your community's homeless.

Three Steps to Highly Successful Coordinated Assessment

A successful Coordinated Assessment model requires three basic processes: Determine Client Need, Precise Program Assignment, and Share Data Securely.

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...

Centralized Intake: The Role of Usable HMIS Applications

Centralized Intake poses numerous challenges, all of which can be addressed via a user-friendly HMIS platform. Software usability is vital to successful...