Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS)
A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness. Each Continuum of Care (CoC) is responsible for selecting an HMIS software solution that complies with HUD’s data collection, management, and reporting standards.
WellSky is the current vendor and Community Services (ServicePoint) is the HMIS software used to meet the HUD requirements for a data collection system for all HUD-funded homeless programs. United Way of Summit & Medina operates the HMIS of the Akron/Summit County program.
HMIS Users Group includes all Users of HMIS and reviews the level of data integrity in the database, reviews upgrades to the system, and determines additional customization or functionality needed in the system related to client data entry. They guide the development of HMIS training materials and configuration changes to HMIS through feedback related to ease of use and feasibility. The HMIS User Group Committee meets semiannually or more frequently if needed. Attendance of HMIS Participating Partner Agencies is required.
HMIS Agency Administrator Group includes all agency level Administrators of HMIS whom reviews the level of data integrity in the database, additional customization, or functionality needed in the system related to reporting and grant funding. They guide the development of HMIS and configuration changes to HMIS through feedback related to ease of use and feasibility by users and required reporting. The HMIS Agency Administrator Group meets semiannually or more frequently if needed. Attendance of HMIS Participating Partner Agencies is required.
HMIS Advisory Committee is comprised of HMIS decision makers at agencies that participate in HMIS. Its duties are to oversee policies and standards, evaluation criteria and reporting systems for the HMIS of Akron/Summit County implementation. This committee also serves as the final reviewer for data submissions to HUD such as SPMs, AHAR/LSA, PIT/HIC and other reporting purposes. The HMIS Advisory Committee meets semiannually or more frequently if needed. Attendance of HMIS Participating Partner Agencies are required.
HMIS Data Commitee aims to better serve our Summit County homeless population through assessing and utilizing the data collected in the most efficient way. We would like to share the complied data with the community to close service gaps and support other funding to assist in housing our homeless.
HMIS Committee Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of every month 1pm. Cycling throughout the year.
- User Group – January 13, 2022
- **Data Comm – January 24, 2022
- Agency Admin – February 9, 2022
- Advisory Comm – March 9, 2022
- Data Comm – April 13, 2022
- User Group – May 11, 2022
- Agency Admin – June 8, 2022
- Advisory Comm – July 13, 2022
- Data Comm – August 10, 2022
- User Group – September 14, 2022
- Agency Admin – October 12, 2022
- Advisory Comm – Nov 9, 2022
- Data Comm – December 14, 2022
For more information about HMIS please contact our HMIS team at [email protected]