Homeless Management Information System

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.

Community Spotlight

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!

HMIS Case Study: Using Data Visualization to Foster a Data-Driven Culture - Snohomish County Human Services

HMIS Partner Agencies

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
Cocoon House

Communities of Color Coalition
Compass Health
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County
Everett Gospel Mission
Everett School District
Housing Hope

Latino Educational Training Institute

Lutheran Community Services

Millennia Ministries
Monroe Gospel Women's Mission

Mother Nation

Pioneer Human Services
Snohomish County Human Services Department
The Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington

The Salvation Army
Volunteers of America Western Washington

Washington West African Center
Workforce Development Council Snohomish County
YWCA of Seattle, King and Snohomish County Region

For More Information

Email Stephanie Patterson with questions regarding policy, administration, or interagency collaboration. Requests for technical assistance and user support are triaged for the team by emailing Trevor Elliott