The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), requires that HUD ensure operation of, and consistent participation by, all recipients and sub recipients of funds in a community-wide Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
The HMIS is also essential to coordinate client services, support performance management in the CoC, ensure accountability in the use of public funds, and to inform public policy.
The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is used by the City of Baltimore Continuum of Care to track client services, program outcomes, and city-wide data on homelessness. Use of an HMIS system is required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and HMIS data is used by service providers and the City of Baltimore to fulfill reporting requirements for a variety of funders, including the federal government, state government, and philanthropic partners. The HMIS is used by more than 40 organizations which provide homeless services at more than 140 programs in the City. The City utilizes ClientTrack to deliver our HMIS services. If you have any questions regarding HMIS, contact Baltimore City’s HMIS Help Desk at 410-396-4647, [email protected].