The Big Bend Homeless Coalition administers the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for our eight county catchment area.
The HMIS is a community-wide database that houses demographic information on homeless individuals served, as well as on usage of services for homeless persons in our community. The goal of this system is to help get a better picture of who we are serving and what homelessness looks like on any given day in our community.
The aggregated data resulting from the Big Bend Information System helps inform policy decisions that affect persons experiencing homelessness in our community. This information enables our community to better understand the causes of homelessness, current trends, program effectiveness, and gaps in existing systems, which in turn empowers us to work toward ending homelessness.