PA HMIS tracks and analyzes the characteristics and service needs of people at-risk or experiencing homelessness.
The more your community knows about a problem, the better equipped community partners are to maximize resources to prevent and resolve the problems at hand. That’s the idea behind the Pennsylvania Homeless Management Information System (PA HMIS) overseen by the Department of Community and Economic Development. This community-based software is designed to capture client-level information overtime on the characteristics and services needs of women, men, and children at-risk or experiencing homelessness.
The primary goal is to acquire hard data in order to understand the scope and dimensions of homelessness in order to address the problems more effectively. This benefits service providers and clients’ at-risk or experiencing homelessness and enables more efficient use of service through a coordinated entry process.
For Assistance with PA HMIS please send all questions to the PA HMIS Help Desk @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing/Voucher Inventory Management - August 28, 2018
Reporting Data 101 Understanding the What, When, Where, Why and How - August 23, 2018
PA HMIS Privacy & Security Training - January 8, 2018
PA HMIS Privacy and Security Training - PowerPoint Slides
PA HMIS Data Entry/Exit/Annual Assessment Training - January 3, 2018
PA HMIS Training: HMIS Programs Work-group Class - September 27, 2017
PA HMIS Training: PATH/Street Outreach Work-group Class - September 27, 2017
Eastern CoC Connect To Home HMIS Refresher Training - July 19, 2018
Western PA CES Monthly Class - July 19th 2018
Western PA Continuum of Care System Review - July 19, 2018
Publications and Document Library
Eastern PA-509 Continuum
Western PA-601 Continuum
PA HMIS Reference Guides
APR for CoC Funded Programs Guide - COMING SOON
System Update Notices/ Specialty Guides