HMIS is an electronic database used to hold information on the characteristics and service needs of persons experiencing homelessness in the City of Chicago. Various funders require projects to record data in the HMIS database. In order to stay competitive for funding, Chicago must im-prove our data collection efforts and use of data in local planning processes.
Who is All Chicago?
All Chicago prevents and ends homelessness through emergency financial assistance, community partnerships, data analytics, and skills training.
All Chicago is the City of Chicago’s Lead HMIS Agency. We manage the ServicePoint database which agencies utilize for their day to day work. As the HMIS Lead Agency we support more than 900 individual users at 89 partner agencies with training, reports and Helpdesk services. In addition, we are responsible for administering the day-to-day operational functions of HMIS, development of local policies and procedures and monitoring compliance with HMIS standards and data quality.