Data

The Western Virginia CoC uses a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to store client-level data. The HMIS system is a multi-CoC implementation that also includes Richmond, Fredericksburg and the Virginia Balance of State.

“The Homeward Community Information System (HCIS) is a HIPAA-compliant online database used to record information on client needs, characteristics, and services.

The use of Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is required to receive funding from: HUD (U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development), DHCD (Virginia Department Housing and Community Development), and the United Way of Greater Richmond/Petersburg.

Partner agencies have access to a common set of tools and agree to uphold standards of privacy and confidentiality as a condition of continued use. Homeward provides training and technical assistance to agencies and users participating in the system.”

Excerpt from Homeward.Org, July 7, 2019
http://homewardva.org/hcismenu

Download the current HCIS Policy and Procedures Manual
http://homewardva.org/images/pdf/HCIS/HCIS-Policies-and-Procedures-2018.pdf