The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) project's main goals are to deliver unduplicated (aggregate) counts of homeless individuals to HUD and DCF. These counts must be conducted Continuum-wide. The HMIS projects must also track demographics and services provided to homeless clients.
The HMIS does not provide clients' personal information to HUD. The HMIS is used to generate aggregate counts for HUD. Personal data elements are only entered into the HMIS to prevent duplication in the database. (One person’s name, date of birth and gender, when grouped together, are unlikely to match those of another person.)