The 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 throughout a Continuum of Care (CoC) jurisdiction. An HMIS is typically a web-based software application that homeless assistance providers use to coordinate service provision, manage their operations, and better serve their clients.
HMIS is not a national database of homeless people. Data on homeless persons is collected and maintained at the local level. HMIS can help local communities understand how many people are homeless in shelters and on the street; how many people are chronically or episodically homeless; the characteristics and service needs of those served, and which programs are most effective at reducing and ending homelessness.
HMIS reports help HUD and Congress understand: how many people are homeless in the United States; who is homeless; where people receive shelter and services and where did they live before they became homeless; the patterns of homeless residential program use; and the nation’s capacity for housing homeless people.
The Planning Council administers the Homeless Management Information System for the following cities and counties:
||Isle of Wight
||James City County
ServicePoint Training Manual
Policies and Procedures (Peninsula)
Policies and Procedures (SVHC)
Consent (Release of Information)
HMIS Intake Form
Client Privacy Statement
Homeless Management Information System
Homeless Resource Exchange
Peninsula Taskforce on Homelessness
Southeastern Virginia Homeless Coalition Website
National Human Services Data Consortium
Tel: 757.622.9268 ext. 3026