Homeless Management Information System

Data management software for homeless prevention service providers

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.

What We Do

  • Provide software services including agency set-up, staff training, report generation and data review
  • Provide leadership in Homeless Services Network meetings, issue research, planning and community-wide report development
  • Coordinate and compile the results of Tulsa’s Continuum of Care one-night count each January – a survey of Tulsa’s homeless individual

How It Works

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:

  • By the agency for client care, internal management, external reporting, and grant applications
  • By the Continuum of Care for generating homeless statistics to study community-wide trends and reporting to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for inclusion in HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report

Who Benefits from the HMIS System?

  • Clients through improved service coordination
  • Agencies through better management reporting
  • Four Continuums of Care covering 41 counties through gathering, analysis and reporting of homeless services data
  • Eastern Oklahomans through the support of over 7.5 million annual federal grant funding

For More Information

Rhené Ritter
A Way Home For Tulsa Coordinator


This initiative aligns with CSC’s overall strategic plan.  Learn More

HMIS is a component of the A Way Home for Tulsa Program

Improving Oklahomans’ Lives Through Research, Planning and Action