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
Blue Cross of California Partnership Plan Inc (aka Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal) *
Capital Star Community Services
City Net
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
Department of Veterans Affairs *
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.)
Insight Housing (formerly Berkeley Food and Housing Project)
Jamboree Housing
Jake’s Journey Home
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. *
La Familia Counseling Center
Lao Family Community Development
Lutheran Social Services
Molina Health Care *
Master Care, Inc.
Mercy Housing
Nation’s Finest – Sacramento
Next Move (SAEHC)
Opening Doors, Inc.
Pacific Clinics (formerly Uplift Family Services)
Peach Tree Health
River City Recovery Center
River Oak Center for Children
Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center
SAC Connect
Sacramento Children’s Home
Sacramento County
Sacramento County – APS Housing
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 Flexible Housing Pool (FHP) Program
Sacramento County Public Defender
Sacramento Covered
Sacramento District Council Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Sacramento Kindness Campaign
Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center
Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF)
Saint John’s Program For Real Change
Salvation Army
Shelter, Inc.
SHRA: Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
South Sacramento Homeless Assistance Resource Team (HART)
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families
STEP, Inc.
Step Up on Second
Turning Point Community Programs
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 FEMA COVID-19
Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency

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).