WHAT IS HMIS?
A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness. Each Continuum of Care (CoC) is responsible for selecting an HMIS software solution that complies with HUD’s data collection, management, and reporting standards.
HMIS purpose is to produce an unduplicated count of persons experiencing homelessness for each CoC; Describe the extent and nature of homelessness locally, regionally, and nationally; Identify patterns of service use; Measure program effectiveness
WHY VIA LINK HMIS?
Providing Workflows & Support
Via Link’s goal is to ensure that our provider agencies have access to a fully functioning HMIS. What we provide: Workflows to achieve goals and support clients Design and monitor processes for maintenance of HMIS Provide technical assistance
Our goal is to align the providers with the process so that every agency can confidently produce data that is consistent and compliant. Training is provided on:
- Standard HMIS operating procedures
- HMIS software features
- Client privacy, consent policies and procedures
- System Performance
Our goal is to assist agencies in inspecting, cleaning, transforming and modeling their data. This process supports each agency’s ability to discover information they can use to draw conclusions and make decisions regarding practices. We are dedicated to the maintenance of quality data.
Dedicated to assisting agencies by performing quality review of HMIS records to monitor program compliance, our Data Reporting Manager:
- Manages client merges and de-duplication processes
- Ensures system is properly configured to calculate reports
- Develops, generates, and distributes APR and various project reports
- Maintains a report library