The Snohomish County Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is designed for agencies that provide housing and needed services to those that are homeless and at-risk of homelessness. Counties or Continuum’s of Care (CoC) that distribute federal funding for the service programs provided by such agencies are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and by the Homelessness Housing and Assistance Act (RCW 43.185C) to operate an HMIS and meet all related requirements.
Programs targeted for participation include outreach services, supportive services for homeless persons, homelessness prevention and intervention, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing.
Goals of HMIS
Beyond meeting HUD requirements, it is our goal that the HMIS will assist agencies to record and track client service data, generate reports, and provide information helpful to funders, planners, and policy makers, and increase coordination among provider agencies.
Click below to learn more about the work we are doing to make data-driven decisions about policy, programs, and funding. This was featured by HUD in a Community Spotlight!