The HMIS Data Request Working Group is excited to announce a new Data Request Prioritization tool and framework for prioritizing custom requests made related to data from Chicago’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The Tool was updated by the HMIS Committee in December 2023. You can find a list of the Chicago CoC’s current custom data projects and their priority in the Custom HMIS Data Request Prioritization List linked below:
Please submit data requests by completing this questionnaire. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com. Requests that are not processed within 6 months will be required to resubmit their request. Additionally, if during the scoping process the request changes substantively, it may be rescored to re-assess prioritization.
The prioritization tool and framework were finalized on September 14, 2023 and will allow All Chicago to prioritize requests using a transparent and consistent process. The use of the tool and framework will be overseen by the HMIS Committee for 6-9 months to ensure that it is operating as intended. In December 2023, the tool was refined by the HMIS Committee, based on discussion about submitted requests and their scores. The framework also includes an appeals process.
At the request of the Executive Committee of the CoC Board, a HMIS Data Request Working Group was created and asked to develop the Data Request Prioritization tool and framework. The working group was facilitated by ICF, Chicago’s HMIS HUD TA provider, and was comprised of members from the System Operations and Performance (SOPC) and HMIS Committees. We greatly appreciate all of the HMIS Data Request Working Group members who volunteered their time and effort.