Welcome!  Thanks for your interest in joining our Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).  Sacramento Steps Forward manages the HMIS for both Sacramento and Yolo County.  Before we can grant HMIS access to any of your employees, we will need to sign agreements with your agency and create a program for them to enroll clients and document the services you are offering.  Please note: HMIS is a database.  If you are looking for services for yourself or your client, please see our participating agency list below.

If your agency is already active in HMIS, you can skip directly to the “Requesting a New Program” section of this page.  Please jump to our Bed Count and Housing Inventory section to update your program information.

Requesting New Agency Access

New Agency

To request a new agency, the Executive Director/CEO/Owner must complete the following steps:

1. Read the HMIS Privacy & Security Plan, the HMIS Data Quality Plan,  and the HMIS Policies and Procedures Manual.  These documents will give you a clear understanding of the responsibilities required of all participating agencies.

2. Fill out and sign the HMIS Partner Agency Agreement Form and the Inter Agency HMIS Data Sharing Agreement and then email the scanned documents to hmis@sacstepsforward.org with “New Agency Documents” in the title.  Note: Yolo CoC agencies are not required to sign the Inter Agency HMIS Data Sharing Agreement.

3. Please complete the Request to Add/Edit Agency Google Form, which will provide us with the information we need to create your agency in the system.

4. Please complete the Initial Security Audit Checklist Google Form, where you will confirm that your agency has taken all required precautions to meet the required security measure to have access to HMIS. 

5. Continue to the section below to request your first HMIS Program.  This step is required as HMIS requires that all participating agencies input data into the system.


Download the Requesting New Agency Access Infographic

Requesting a New HMIS Program

To request a new HMIS program, please use the Sacramento CoC-503 New Program Google Form or the Yolo CoC-521 New Program Google Form to provide us with the information we need to create your new program in the system.  Once we have received your submission, we will set up a meeting to discuss your program request.  If you have any questions, please email us at hmis@sacstepsforward.org or join us during our Open Office Hours (see below).


Download the Requesting a New HMIS Program Infographic

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

Update Bed Count and Housing Inventory

If you run a housing program, we request that you confirm your bed count and housing inventory quarterly, updating it to reflect any changes.  Accurate housing inventory allows us to efficiently refer clients to your program and ensures that your housing utilization numbers do not accidentally reflect poorly on your organization.  To make changes to your program housing inventory in HMIS, please fill out the form below for your Continuum of Care.

Sacramento CoC Housing InventoryYolo CoC Housing Inventory