HAND oversees and manages our community’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), ensuring we have accurate information on who is homeless in our community, what their needs are, and what is working to address those needs.
The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a web-based database used by service organizations to collect and record information on the people they serve. This information is collected for people who are homeless and at-risk of homelessness. The use of the HMIS is federally mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for many programs that receive HUD funding. Likewise, the Veterans Administration, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, the State of Michigan Department of Human Services, and the City of Detroit require the use of HMIS for certain programs.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR AGENCIES SUBMITTING APRs via SAGE Agencies are encouraged to register and attempt to submit a test upload of their APR through SAGE at least 30 days prior to the due date. Errors and data issues flagged on the CoC APR in HMIS may differ significantly from those that SAGE will accept. Support is available via the HMIS helpdesk - however requests MUST be received 30 days prior to the APR's due date in Sage. Please be sure to attach a screenshot of the validation errors page from Sage with your helpdesk request. CoC APR specific guidance is also available under Training and Documentation.
If you are seeking data and reporting from the HMIS system, please review the Report Request Form.