The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is the primary database for client level data for consumers of homeless services in the District of Columbia. It also is the database used to manage our Coordinated Entry System. More than 120 agencies with over 400 programs participate in HMIS at all levels of the Continuum of Care, including street outreach, prevention, emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, and permanent housing programs for single adults, youth, and families. The DC HMIS Lead Agency is The Community Partnership, which is responsible for the maintenance of the system. The data that are contained in the HMIS allow The Community Partnership to analyze and evaluate the homeless services system within the District of Columbia. 

Important Information for Providers:

Providers are encouraged to first contact their designated HMIS Agency Administrator for HMIS assistance (such as password resets and basic questions). 

If your HMIS Agency Administrator is unavailable, or you are yourself an HMIS administrator or supervisory/executive staff in need of HMIS assistance, please email our help-desk at

Please note that these sessions DO NOT cover the DC coordinated entry system (known as CAHP) or the SPDAT series of assessments. 

For more information on CAHP please visit their website at or email their team directly at

HMIS resources can be accessed via the link below.