What is the HMIS?

The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a data system that stores information about homelessness and housing services and programs. The purpose of the HMIS is for homeless provider agencies to record information about clients that they serve. This information helps the provider agencies plan for and provide services to clients and to meet requirements of funders such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HMIS also allows agencies to improve services that support people who are homeless by allowing authorized staff to share client information with the permission of the client. Marin County Health & Human Services manage the HMIS for Marin County.