Homeless Management Information System
Participating agencies within the Cumberland County Continuum of Care 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 plans to use HMIS for coordinating a community-wide intake and assessment system. By using HMIS, CoC’s can service providers are able to coordinate their resources more efficiently on a local and regional level. In addition, CoC’s are able to generate various reports and analyze the data the make informed decisions.
Funding for HMIS is provided through State ESG funds and local City and County governments.