CVLIHC manages the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for the San Joaquin Continuum of Care as the HMIS Lead Agency. CVLHIC has acted as the HMIS Lead for the SJCoC since 2007, when HMIS participation was mandated by HUD. The local HMIS is run on a software platform known as Clarity Human Services, created by a company called Bitfocus.
The HMIS is a database used to collect information about homelessness. The reason for the HMIS is to gather demographic information, track program services provided, and measure program outcomes regarding persons experiencing homelessness within a local Continuum of Care. The goal is to simplify service delivery to people in need and gather data that can help improve systemwide outcomes.
Use of the HMIS is mandated by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A community may only have one HMIS, which is governed by the local Continuum of Care and managed by a local HMIS Lead Agency.
HMIS Training Videos for End Users: Support Services
Training 1: Support Services Basics
HMIS Training Videos for End Users: Emergency Shelter — Entry-Exit Model
Training 1: Emergency Shelter Entry-Exit Basics
HMIS Training Videos for End Users: Emergency Shelter — Night-by-Night Model
Training 1: Emergency Shelter Night-by-Night Basics
HMIS Training Videos for End Users: Permanent Housing — Rapid Re-Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, Homelessness Prevention
Training 1: Permanent Housing basics
We are a 501c(3) nonprofit that provides permanent housing resources and support services to homeless individuals and families living in San Joaquin County, CA.