The Community Service Council provides staffing for the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) which is used by homeless shelter, housing, and service providers for client data capture and use. HMIS is a web based software program used by over 50 homeless and homeless prevention services providers (emergency shelter, transitional living, permanent housing, and others) across Eastern Oklahoma for gathering client specific demographic and service data for the purposes of coordinating client services and examining homelessness.
HMIS agencies enter data on any client that they shelter, house, or serve, with each additional agency that serves that client adding to that same data pool. This enables the community to gather data to be used:
298 veterans and 78 long-term chronically homeless individuals were housed in 2015 through CSC homelessness efforts
In 2015, HMIS expanded to include Oklahoma City, now the largest source for collecting, storing and reporting on homeless conditions in Oklahoma
Homelessness Point in Time Survey Results, January 2016