The Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness manages the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) system in the City of Chicago. HMIS is an electronic database used to hold information on the characteristics and service needs of homeless people in the City of Chicago. HUD requires all HUD-funded programs record data in the HMIS database. In order to stay nationally competitive for federal funding, Chicago must improve our data collection efforts and use of data in local planning processes.
Improved data collection will allow Chicago to become more competitive in securing public and priviate resources to combat homelessness, identify housing and services gaps, and develop data-informed strategies and report. The Chicago Alliance provides technical assistance and training responsibility for HMIS.
For more information on HMIS trainings, workflows, reports, consent forms and user guides; please visit the HMIS HelpDesk.