Monthly HMIS Metrics Reports

Sacramento Steps Forward’s reports share monthly metrics from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), our database for collecting information on persons who engage with the Homeless Response System (HRS) within the Sacramento area. Collectively, these metrics can be used to better measure the state of homelessness in our community.


Our community is an active member of the Built For Zero movement, a national methodology for measuring and equitably ending homelessness. Part of that membership includes maintaining a comprehensive data source of every person in our community who is experiencing homelessness, the By-Name List, or as our community calls it, the Community Queue.1 By actively maintaining our Community Queue, we can capture when people enter or exit homelessness. Many of the metrics shared in this report are based on methodology developed by Built for Zero.