A PROGRAM OF THE PIKES PEAK CONTINUUM OF CARE

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)​​

HMIS is a local information technology system used to collect data on the delivery of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness. CHP is the designated HMIS Lead for the Pikes Peak Continuum of Care.

What is HMIS?

A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals, families, and persons at risk of homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities receiving federal funding to have a local HMIS. As the local lead agency for the Pikes Peak Continuum of Care (PPCoC), Community Health Partnership’s HMIS department manages a computerized data collection application designed to capture client-level information on the characteristics of program and service needs of adults and children experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness. 

All three of Colorado’s Continuum of Care utilize Bitfocus Clarity as the Statewide HMIS implementation. Bitfocus is HUD certified as a HMIS product for HUD housing counseling agency use. This web-based system is used to record and store HUD required client information about the characteristics and service needs of persons experiencing homelessness. For more information, please see the State-Collaborative HMIS help center website: Zen Desk

HMIS Documents and Forms

Click the below weblinks to access documents and forms

HMIS Training

Click the below weblinks to access the HMIS Training Schedule and the HMIS End User Training 101

Zen Desk

  • HMIS Training Information and Schedules
  • Documents and Forms
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Link to COHMIS Database

Questions?

Contact the HMIS team with questions at hmishelpdesk@ppchp.org