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Our Management Information System (MIS)

Homeless Management Information System (MIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness. Each Continuum of Care is responsible for selecting an MIS software solution that complies with HUD's data collection, management, and reporting standards.


MIS Guides and Tools

These resources are intended to assist Continuum of Care (CoC) Program grantees, HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program grantees, and Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD) Program gra


HUD Published Manuals

ESNAPS CoC-APR Guidebook for Grant Funded Projects March. 2015 Revised Version 8
ESNAPS CoC-APR-Guidebook For CoC Planning Projects Feb. 2015 Revised Version 1
ESNAPS Coc-APR-Guidebook for MIS Dedicated Projects Mar. 2015 Version 7
HEARTH MIS Requirements Proposed Rule
HOPWA Program HMIS Manual 2017
PATH Program HMIS Manual 2017
RHY Program HMIS Manual 2017
VA Programs-HMIS Manual 2017
HUD-VASH-Program-HMIS-Manual 2017 NEW
HUD CoC SAGE APR-Guidebookfor CoC Grant Funded Programs
HUD HMIS-Data-Standards-Manual rev. April 2018
HMIS Data Dictionary, Revised March 2018

To view earlier versions of HUD documents listed here, click the link below.
Archived Forms

MIS Forms/Instructions

MSCCoC-MIS Help Desk Instructions (updated)
MSCCoC MIS Coordinated Entry Workflow

MSCCoC-MIS Project Description Data Element Form
MSCCoC-MIS Program Inventory and Project Request Form
MSCCoC-MIS Sage Download and Upload Instruction
MSCCoC MIS Privacy Posting
MSCCoC MIS Privacy Poster Legal

MSCCOC Client Forms

    2018 COC-ESG Program Start
    2018 COC-ESG Interim/Update/Annual Assessment
    2018 COC-ESG Program End
    2018 PATH Program Start
    2018 PATH Interim Form

    2018 PATH Program End
    2018 HOPWA Program Start
    2018 HOPWA Program Interim
    2018 HOPWA Program End
    2018 SSVF Program Start
    2018 SSVF Program Interim
    2018 SSVF Program End
    2018 Coordinated Entry Form

MSCCoC MIS Policies & Procedures

    The Following ADDENDA included the Policy & Procedure Manual 2017:
    MSCCoC_MIS Governance Charter
    MSCCoC_MIS Committee By-Laws
    MSCCoC_MIS Disaster Recovery Plan
    MSCCoC_MIS Data Quality & Monitoring Plan
    MSCCoC_MIS privacy & security plan
    Privacy Notice (Agency./Poster)

Memoranda of Agreement

MIS User Report Manuals

Bowman User Manuals:

111 Growth Measurement Series - v3 USER MANUAL
121 - User Contact Information v11.06.28 USER MANUAL
122 - ART License Management Report - v3 USER MANUAL
123 - ServicePoint User Last Login Report - v11.06.28 USER MANUAL
127 - ServicePoint Visibility and Deny Settings Report - v2 USER MANUAL

Resource Links


We will post several items of interest at various times during the month. We hope that our members find our site informative and useful. We welcome any suggestions or requests that you may have.You may contact, Paula May, at paula@cafth.org with any website related inquires.

Did you know?

That MIS End-Users can change their contact information in MIS under their own personal profile? Be sure to have your information updated!