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
Elica Health Centers – Sacramento
American River College
First Step Communities
Ark of Refuge, Inc.
Greater Sacramento Urban League
Asian Pacific Community Counseling
Health Net/California Health and Wellness *
Bay Area Community Services (BACS)
Heartland Child and Family Services
Blue Cross of California Partnership Plan Inc (aka Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal) *
Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.)
Bridges, Inc.
Independent Living Systems (ILS)
Bridging Initiatives International
Insight Housing (formerly Berkeley Food and Housing Project)
Cares Community Health dba One Community Health (211)
Jake’s Journey Home
Capital Star Community Services
Jamboree Housing
City of Refuge Sacramento
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. *
City Net
La Familia Counseling Center
City of Elk Grove
Lao Family Community Development
City of Sacramento
Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH)
Lutheran Social Services
Community Engagement Payee Support (CEPS)
Master Care, Inc.
Community Healthworks (formerly Sacramento Covered)
Mercy Housing
Consumers Self Help Center
Molina Health Care *
Cottage Housing, Inc.
Mutual Assistance Network
COVID-19 Temporary Shelter System
Nation’s Finest – Sacramento
Department of Veterans Affairs *
Next Move (SAEHC)
Dignity Health Medical Foundation
Opening Doors, Inc.
Downtown Streets Team – Sacramento
Pacific Clinics (formerly Uplift Family Services)
El Hogar Community Service, Inc.
Peach Tree Health
Sacramento County Department of Behavioral Health (DBHS)
Roberts Family Development Center
Sacramento County Department of Child Family and Adult Services (DCFAS)
Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center
Sacramento County Department of Homeless Services and Housing (DHSH)
Shelter, Inc.
Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance (DHA)
SHRA: Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
Sacramento County Public Defender
South Sacramento Homeless Assistance Resource Team (HART)
Sacramento County Public Health*
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families
Sacramento District Council Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Step Up on Second
Sacramento Solidarity of Unhoused People
STEP, Inc.
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Sacramento Kindness Campaign
The Gathering Inn
Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center
Turning Point Community Programs
Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF)
Saint John’s Program For Real Change
United Way California Capital Region
Salvation Army
Volunteers Of America (VOA)
SAC Connect
Waking the Village
Sacramento Children’s Home
River City Recovery Center
WellSpace Health
River City Medical Group
Wind Youth Services
River Oak Center for Children
Women’s Empowerment

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

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

Independent Living Systems, LLC – Yolo
Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency
Lutheran Social Services of Northern California (LSS – Yolo)
Yolo County Office of Education
Yolo Homeless and Poverty Action Coalition

HMIS Clarity Language Guide

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 If you have any questions, please email us at hmis@sacstepsforward.org or join us during our Open Office Hours (see below).