The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is the way Housing First Solano stores information regarding persons experiencing homelessness and uses that information to connect those persons to the housing and services they need. This database is key for ensuring vulnerable persons receive prompt, tailored support. Housing First Solano utilizes ServicePoint for its HMIS database.
If you are using HMIS and having a technical issue, please email SolanoHMIS@homebaseccc.org for support.
These policies outline the purpose of HMIS, provider responsibilities, and other rules approved by Housing First Solano.
This guide provides the basic ins and outs of entering clients into HMIS including basic demographic information, HUD Universal Data Element Requirements, and additional intake instruction. The User Guide also explains how to add clients to households, enter clients into a specific program, and exit clients from a program.
This document provides a current list of participating HMIS Partner Agencies.
Coordinated Entry System (CES)
|Coordinated Entry System (CES) Entry Assessment||CES should use the HUD (Universal) Update Assessment||CES should use the HUD (Universal) Exit Assessment||The CES operator should use the HUD (Universal) Follow-Up assessment|
|HUD (Universal)||HUD (Universal) Entry Assessment||HUD (Universal) Update Assessment||HUD (Universal) Exit Assessment||HUD (Universal) Follow-Up Assessment|
|PATH||PATH Entry Assessment||PATH Update Assessment||PATH Exit Assessment||PATH providers should use the HUD (Universal) Follow-Up Assessment|
|RHY||RHY Entry Assessment||RHY Update Assessment||RHY Exit Assessment||RHY Follow-Up Assessment|
|VA (SSVF)||VA (SSVF) Entry Assessment||VA (SSVF) Update Assessment||VA (SSVF) Exit Assessment||VA providers should use the HUD (Universal) Follow-Up Assessment|
HUD has developed the following seven system-level performance measures to help communities gauge their progress in preventing and ending homelessness:
The purpose of these measures is to provide a more complete picture of how well a community is preventing and ending homelessness. The number of homeless persons measure (#3) directly assesses a CoC’s progress toward eliminating homelessness by counting the number of people experiencing homelessness both at a point in time and over the course of a year. The six other measures help communities understand how well they are reducing the number of people who become homeless and helping people become quickly and stably housed.