CARES Regional Homeless Management Information System
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
– A secure, computerized data collection system.
– Used to produce an unduplicated count of persons using homeless services.
– Captures client-level information over time re: characteristics and service needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
All federally-funded homelessness services programs are required to participate in the HMIS.
This includes the U.S. Departments of: Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Veterans Affairs (VA).
Participation by organizations that do not receive HUD funding is voluntary, but strongly encouraged in order to achieve a more accurate and complete picture of homelessness in a community.
CARES Regional Homeless Management Information System – CRHMIS
CARES, Inc. administrates the most expansive HMIS database in New York State, covering 52% of the geographic area.
The CRHMIS Advisory Committee acts as a liaison between CARES and the communities that CARES serves.
Security & Privacy
Security and privacy of all consumers in the HMIS is of paramount importance to CARES and participating agencies.
CARES continuously evaluates and updates privacy and security precautions within the database itself, and within our policies and procedures, to ensure that our consumer data is protected.
For more information on any of the above, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
CARES provides HMIS services for the following Continuums of Care (CoCs) in New York State:
NY-503 – Albany City & County CoC
NY-506 – Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie Counties CoC
NY-507 – Schenectady City & County CoC
NY-512 – Troy/Rensselaer County CoC
NY-516 – Clinton County CoC
NY-519 – Columbia, Greene Counties Co
NY-520 – Franklin, Essex Counties CoC
NY-522 – Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence Counties CoC
NY-523 – Glen Falls, Saratoga Springs/Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Hamilton Counties CoC
NY-601 – Poughkeepsie/Dutchess County CoC
NY-602 – Newburgh, Middletown/Orange County CoC
NY-606 – Rockland County CoC
NY-608 – Kingston/Ulster County CoC