Homeless Management Information System

 

The Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation is a participant of the Virginia Beach continuum of care Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which is used to record and store client-level information about the numbers, characteristics, and needs of persons who use homeless housing and supportive services and for persons who receive assistance for persons at risk of homelessness.

 

HMIS is used to aggregate data about the extent to and nature of homelessness over time; produce an unduplicated count of homeless persons; understand patterns of service use; and measure the effectiveness of homeless assistance projects and programs.  Data produced is used for planning and education.