HMIS & Reporting

The CoCs Homeless Management Information System is housed in ETO ASIST-- a web-enabled data collection and reporting system provided by Social Solutions and administered by the MA Department of Housing and Community Development(DHCD). ETO ASIST uses a reporting platform called provided by Simtech Solutions.

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HMIS Updates

We have posted updated Intake and Exit forms to correspond to HUDs October 2016 critical data entry changes. We've created a local version in PDF and Word: Jump to the links. HUD has also provided a set of updated forms which aren't posted to their resource page yet, but are available at our CoCs Google Drive: Jump to the links.

HUD has created an interactive training that helps new HMIS users orient themselves toward required universal data elements and their definitions.

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HUD Data Standards Tutorial

HMIS Overview

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has extensive information about HMISat the HUD Exchange. Our FAQs and checklists provide a basic overview.

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Chronic Homeless Definition in effect as of 12/4/2015

Local HMIS Frequently Asked Questions

3 County CoC Privacy & Confidentiality info

--- CoC Privacy and Confidentiality Checklist

--- CoC Privacy and Confidentiality Packet

--- CoC Release of Information (ROI) template

HMIS Training Materials

HMIS Project Staff can provide training and technical assistance related to all CoC reporting platforms and requirements. Email usto schedule an in-person or virtual meeting.

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Social Solutions' HMIS Basic User Training

HUDs 2016 webinar on defining chronic homelessness

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3 County CoC Training Materials

Data Collection, Data Quality and the New Data Standards

Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security

HMIS 101: Basic user training for ETO ASIST

3 County CoC HMIS Guidance

Collecting information to determine chronic homeless status

Local HMIS Data Collection & Reporting Visual Overview

HMIS Intake and Exit Data Collection Forms

HMIS Intake and Exit forms have been updated to reflect the most recent changes required by HUD (as of
October 1, 2016). RHY and SSVF programs need to use different forms; please contact usfor more info.

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CoC Intake & Exit Form - PDF

CoC Intake & Exit Form - editable Word document

TH and PSH Flowchart - Determining homeless history

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HUD updated Data Collection Forms at the CoC Google Drive

HUDs Data Collection Forms page - not yet updated for FY2016


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3 County CoCs Guide to Getting Started (zipped folder)

DHCD Orientation Packet (zipped folder)

x Or go directly to documents to sign & send to get an ETO account:

--- ETO ASIST Participation Agreement

--- Designation of site administrator and authorized signatory

ETO ASIST User Manual (updated April 2015)

Social Solutions' HMIS User Manual

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Social Solutions' HMIS Basic User Training

Social Solutions' All Online Trainings(click on Training Demos tab)

HMIS Reporting:

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Getting Started with

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How to Add a New User in

HMIS Data Quality

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Monthly Data Quality Reporting Procedure

Data Quality Requirements for 2016



Acknowledgement: The 3 County CoC HMIS Project extends its appreciation to the HMIS Programof the State of Washington Commerce Department for the template used on this page. Thank you!