Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
Federal and State funders require any Continuum of Care receiving federal and state homeless funds use a locally-administered data system to record and analyze homeless information. The data systems are known as a Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS). To comply with this requirement Kitsap County agencies that provide homeless housing and services participate in the Kitsap HMIS Collaborative, an agreement to share client data between agencies. Kitsap's data-sharing system provides benefits such as improved client service, accurate data and reporting for funding sources, and better outcome tracking.