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Homeless Management Information System

A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a locally administered, electronic data collection system that stores longitudinal personal-level information about persons who access the homeless service system. HMIS is a response to a Congressional Directive to capture better data on homelessness.

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) PowerPoint Training
VA HMIS Program Specific Data Collection Training Guide
VA HMIS Program Specific Intake Template (Note: template does not include HIV/AIDS and substance use questions, but adds Veteran Discharge Status and Era Served)
VA HMIS Program Specific Exit Template
VA HMIS Universal Data Collection Training Guide
VA HMIS Universal Intake Template
VA HMIS Universal Exit Template
VA HMIS Resource Guide

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