The Maine Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is an online database used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. HMIS provides unduplicated counts of clients served, tracks services used by homeless persons, captures information from multiple agencies, and gauges community progress towards ending homelessness.
The program was developed in response to a mandate by Congress requiring states to collect data in order to receive funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address homelessness.
The importance of the integrity and security of HMIS cannot be overstated. Given such importance, it is equally important that HMIS is administered and operated under high standards of data quality and security.