HMIS was developed by the United Stated Congress and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In 1999, Congress mandated the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) find a way to adequately track the scope of homelessness in the United States in the HUD Appropriations Act. The following year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated that each community implement or be in the process of implementation of a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) by October 2004.

HMIS is a secure web-based centralized database where non-profit organizations across our community enter, manage, share and report information about the clients that they serve. It is similar to an electronic health record system in a hospital. The HMIS staff provides training and technical assistance to HMIS Member Agency providers and their users.

The West TN CoC uses the system offered by Caseworthy, Inc.

If your agency is interested in participating in HMIS, please contact Wayne Snelling or Amy McDonald at 731-651-1020. Thank you.

Current West TN CoC HMIS forms:

HMIS Policy and Procedures

Adult HMIS Intake Form
Child HMIS Intake Form

Adult HMIS During Program Form
Child HMIS During Program Form

Adult HMIS Annual Form
Child HMIS Annual Form

Adult HMIS Exit Form
Child HMIS Exit Form

SSVF HMIS Adult Intake Form