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CARES Regional Homeless Management Information System

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About the CRHMIS

What is HMIS?

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.

It is mandated by the federal government (HUD*): therefore, it is required for federally funded programs.

However, HUD encourages participation of other federal programs that serve homeless persons.  

*HUD: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD encourages participation of all programs that serve homeless persons.  

Who is required to participate in HMIS?

All recipients of funds from HUD used for homelessness and homelessness prevention services, including:

Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds

Supportive Housing Program (SHP)

Shelter Plus Care (S+C)

Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy (SRO) program

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

*HUD: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Who is not required to participate?

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.

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Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the CRHMIS, or if you would like to inquire about how your CoC could benefit from working with us.

Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the CRHMIS, or if you would like to inquire about how your CoC could benefit from working with us.

Allyson Thiessen
Director of HMIS Programs and Services
(518) 489-4130 x103
atheissen@caresny.org

Terry O’Brien
HMIS Data Analyst
(518) 489-4130 x115
tobrien@caresny.org

Rachel Bradt
HMIS Quality Assurance Specialist
(518) 489-4130 x121
rbradt@caresny.org

Kelli Clark
HMIS System Administrator
(518) 489-4130 x113
kclark@caresny.org

Emily Rebehn
HMIS Data Analyst
(518) 489-4130 x115
erebehn@caresny.org

Sue Palmer
HMIS Customer Service Representative
(845) 616-4894
spalmer@caresny.org

Lisa Droege
HMIS Customer Service Representative
(518) 489-4130 x120
ldroege@caresny.org

Allyson Thiessen
Director of HMIS Programs and Services
(518) 489-4130 x103
atheissen@caresny.org

Kelli Clark
HMIS System Administrator
(518) 489-4130 x113
kclark@caresny.org

Sue Palmer
HMIS Customer Service Representative
(845) 616-4894
spalmer@caresny.org

Terry O’Brien
HMIS Data Analyst
(518) 489-4130 x115
tobrien@caresny.org

Emily Rebehn
HMIS Data Analyst
(518) 489-4130 x115
erebehn@caresny.org

Lisa Droege
HMIS Customer Service Representative
(518) 489-4130 x120
ldroege@caresny.org

Rachel Bradt
HMIS Quality Assurance Specialist
(518) 489-4130 x121
rbradt@caresny.org

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.

Advisory Committee

The CRHMIS Advisory Committee acts as a liaison between CARES and the communities that CARES serves.

Software

The CRHMIS uses Foothold Technology’s AWARDS software; please visit their webpage for more information.

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 hmis@caresny.org.

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

HMIS Counties
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