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.


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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).


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Participating Agencies

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211 Sacramento

Ark of Refuge, Inc.

Asian Pacific Community Counseling

Bay Area Community Services (BACS)

Blue Cross of California Partnership Plan Inc.

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)

Community Healthworks (formerly Sacramento Covered)

Connect 2 Change

Consumers Self Help Center

Cottage Housing, Inc.

COVID-19 Temporary Shelter System

Department of Veterans Affairs *

Dignity Health Medical Foundation

Downtown Streets Team – Sacramento

EA Family Services

El Hogar Community Service, Inc.

Elica Health Centers – Sacramento

First Step Communities

Greater Sacramento Urban League

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 *

Mutual Assistance Network

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

Roberts Family Development Center

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 District Council Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Sacramento Kindness Campaign

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center

Sacramento Solidarity of Unhoused People

Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF)

Sacramento Street Medicine

Saint John’s Program For Real Change

Salvation Army

Serene Health IPA

Shelter, Inc.

SHRA: Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency

South Sacramento Homeless Assistance Resource Team (HART)

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families

Step Up on Second

STEP, Inc.


The Gathering Inn

Turning Point Community Programs

UC Davis CAARE Center

United Way California Capital Region

United and Guided

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.

211 Yolo

City of Davis

City of West Sacramento

CommuniCare Health Centers – Yolo

Community Healthworks – Yolo (formerly Sacramento Covered)

Davis Community Meals and Housing – Yolo

Downtown Streets Team – Yolo

Elica Health Centers – Yolo

Empower Yolo

Fourth and Hope – Yolo

Health and Human Services Agency

Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) – Yolo

Housing and Disability Advocacy Program – Yolo

Independent Living Systems, LLC – Yolo

Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter (IRWS) – Yolo

Lutheran Social Services of Northern California (LSS – Yolo)

Mercy Coalition of West Sacramento – Yolo

Shores of Hope – Yolo

United Way California Capital Region – Yolo

Yolo Community Care Continuum

Yolo County Children’s Alliance

Yolo County Office of Education

Yolo Crisis Nursery, Inc.

Yolo Homeless and Poverty Action Coalition (HPAC)

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