WHAT IS HMIS?

A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness.  Various funders require projects to record data in the HMIS database in order to stay competitive for funding.

 

Each Continuum of Care is responsible for selecting an HMIS software solution that complies with HUD’s data collection, management, and reporting standards. TX-601 Fort Worth/Arlington/Tarrant Area has selected Social Solutions, ETO (Efforts-to-Outcomes)  as the current provider of HMIS services.

HMIS HELP DESK

Have additional questions? See the list below for possible help ticket categories!  Questions about any of the items below can always be submitted to our HMIS Help Desk by clicking the button below:

HMIS TRAINING

HMIS New User Training

This training is for anyone who is entering data into our system. New users must complete online training before they can begin using ETO and attend a workshop.  All users must complete a yearly refresher training.  Please submit a Help Desk Ticket to access online  training.

HMIS Workshop

HMIS workshops are offered twice a month to help agencies and users correct data errors, which ensures accurate reporting for your program and for the Continuum. These workshops are available at the Homeless Coalition office.

Workshop Description:
The HMIS Workshop is for everyone who enters, views, utilizes reports/data within the HMIS system (ETO) and in HMIS Warehouse (Green River). It is designed for your agency – specific HMIS needs! The goal is to focus on how to make HMIS data entry flow for your agency. We will dive into all things HMIS (ETO and Warehouse). Take the lead and allow us to assist in any way that we can! Please bring your laptops, phone, device, anything that you use for data entry so that we can assist on all levels. Meet the HMIS Staff and assist us in improving data quality across the CoC.

HMIS FORMS

HMIS Policies and ProceduresTCHC HMIS Policies and Procedures

Direct Client Services Fund2021 DCSF Policy Overview

HMIS Forms for Case Managers

TCHC HMIS Privacy Notice
This notice is to be posted at ALL client interview areas where data is collected. Place notice in areas clearly visible to the client.

Client Privacy Policy Brochure (handout) – can be provided to any client who wants more details on the above notice.

Need to request data not found on our website?

Step 1: Download and sign the De-Identified Data Use Agreement or Identified Data Use Agreement.
Step 2: Click on DATA REQUEST below and complete the online form and upload your Data Use Agreement from step 1 at the bottom of the form. Submit, with payment, when complete.