The Cincinnati/Hamilton County Continuum of Care was one of the first in the country to establish a shared database used by all of our local homeless programs. Our Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data – a comprehensive history of local homelessness since 2004 – is a powerful tool in identifying the most effective strategies to end homelessness. It can be used to monitor program outcomes, coordinate resources and funding for front-line homeless services agencies, connect people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness with the right services, guide system changes, and track the impact of those changes over time.
Our data has taught us a lot about homelessness in our community. Some of it is reflected in the reports below, we have used it to guide system changes and track their impact. With each advance, we realize that there are more sophisticated ways to use the data, better methods, and a lot more to learn. We are very focused on enhancing our ability to do this.
The Board of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Continuum of Care (CoC), the Homeless Clearinghouse, is seeking competitive bids to secure a contract for the provision of web-based software as a service for a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Click here for more information.