Homeless Management Information System
Participating agencies within the Fayetteville / Cumberland County Continuum of Care (CoC) on Homelessness utilizes an electronic database call the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to better track client level data and the housing status and mainstream resources that the clients receive. HMIS is mandated by HUD which requires that all HUD-funded programs within a geographic service area to share the same HMIS system. Currently, all of the CoC’s within North Carolina uses a statewide HMIS system managed by the North Carolina Housing Coalition / Carolina Homeless Information Network.
Our local CoC is also using HMIS as part of maintaining a community-wide, coordinated intake and assessment system. By using HMIS, service providers are able to coordinate their resources more efficiently on a local and regional level. In addition, service providers and the CoC are able to generate various reports and analyze the data the make informed decisions.
Funding for the HMIS system is made possible by the City of Fayetteville and County of Cumberland.