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Homeless Management Information System

A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a shared localized database used by organizations that provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. As the local HMIS lead, Sacramento Steps Forward manages the database for Sacramento and Yolo Counties, granting access to the system, maintaining data quality, and providing regular reports to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The use of an HMIS is mandated by Congress for any Continuums of Care (CoC) who receive federal funding to address homelessness in their communities. Access to our HMIS is strictly monitored, requiring background checks and security measures to protect the confidential client data stored in the system. One of the main functions of the HMIS is to connect community agencies with one another, allowing direct service staff to know more about what is happening with their clients and where else they are obtaining services.

Participating Agencies

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211 Sacramento

Ark of Refuge, Inc.

Asian Pacific Community Counseling

Bay Area Community Services (BACS)

Bridges, Inc.

Bridging Initiatives International

Cares Community Health dba One Community Health (211)

Capital Star Community Services

City Net

City of Elk Grove

City of Refuge Sacramento

City of Sacramento

Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH)

Community Engagement Payee Support (CEPS)

Consumers Self Help Center

Cottage Housing, Inc.

COVID-19 Temporary Shelter System

Dignity Health Medical Foundation

Downtown Streets Team – Sacramento

El Hogar Community Service, Inc.

Elica Health Centers – Sacramento

First Step Communities

Health Net/California Health and Wellness *

Heartland Child and Family Services

Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.)

Independent Living Systems (ILS)

Insight Housing (formerly Berkeley Food and Housing Project)

Jake’s Journey Home

Jamboree Housing

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. *

La Familia Counseling Center

Lao Family Community Development


Lutheran Social Services

Master Care, Inc.

Mercy Housing

Molina Health Care *

Nation’s Finest – Sacramento

Next Move (SAEHC)

Opening Doors, Inc.

Pacific Clinics (formerly Uplift Family Services)

Peach Tree Health

River City Medical Group

River City Recovery Center

River Oak Center for Children

Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center

SAC Connect

Sacramento Children’s Home

Sacramento County Department of Behavioral Health (DBHS)

Sacramento County Department of Child Family and Adult Services (DCFAS)

Sacramento County Department of Homeless Services and Housing (DHSH)

Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance (DHA)

Sacramento County Public Defender

Sacramento County Public Health *

Sacramento Covered

Sacramento District Council Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Sacramento Homeless Union

Sacramento Kindness Campaign

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center

Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF)

Salvation Army

SHRA: Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency

Shelter, Inc.

South Sacramento Homeless Assistance Resource Team (HART)

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families

STEP, Inc.

Step Up on Second


Turning Point Community Programs


United Way California Capital Region

Volunteers Of America (VOA)

Waking the Village


WellSpace Health

Wind Youth Services

Women’s Empowerment

*This agency is accessing HMIS as read-only and is not contributing data into HMIS.

City of West Sacramento
CommuniCare Health Centers – Yolo
Davis Community Meals and Housing – Yolo
Downtown Streets Team – Yolo
Empower Yolo
Fourth and Hope – Yolo
Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) – Yolo
Housing and Disability Advocacy Program – Yolo
Lutheran Social Services of Northern California (LSS – Yolo)
Mercy Coalition of West Sacramento – Yolo
Nation’s Finest
Sacramento Covered – Yolo
Shores of Hope – Yolo
Volunteers Of America (VOA)
Yolo Community Care Continuum
Yolo County Children’s Alliance
Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency
Yolo County Office of Education

HMIS Clarity Language Guide

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