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Homeless Management Information System

Introduction to Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

This course is a comprehensive introduction to HMIS. Throughout this course, you will watch videos, conduct some demonstration work, and will submit a request for your HMIS Training Site account.

We cover the following topics:
- HMIS and Data Standards
- What the HMIS Lead Does
- HUD Data Standards
- Chicago Data Quality and ATAs
- The Helpdesk
- Privacy Notice and Client Consent

The goal of this video is to provide a context for data entry and where your work fits in the greater perspective of ending homelessness in Chicago.

Estimated Time for Completion

3 - 3 1/2 hours

Date: 02/28/2018 CEUs Available: No Time of training: Ongoing

  • Navigating This Course
  • Welcome to HMIS - Pre-Video Coordination
  • Introduction to HMIS
  • Acronym Check
  • Which federal agency guides HMIS Data Standards? (Knowledge Check)
  • Preparing for ServicePoint
  • Preparing for ServicePoint
  • Setting up a Training Account & Registration form
  • Diving Into Servicepoint
  • Searching and Creating Client Records
  • Creating Multi-Person Households
  • Navigating Client Records
  • Households
  • Knowing Servicepoint (Knowledge Check)
  • Entering a New Client (Knowledge Check)
  • Privacy Policy and Client Consent Form
  • Recording Client Consent in HMIS
  • Client Records in HMIS (Knowledge Check)
  • Literal and Chronic Homelessness
  • Post-Video Survey
  • Registering for Project Specific Training
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 1 year