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HUD and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) mandate that communities receiving funds from the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Act for use in Supportive Housing Programs, Shelter Plus Care, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and other homeless housing and prevention programs must report their services using HMIS.
For our Continuum of Care (FL-504CoC), we currently have 13 agencies reporting on over 100 homeless and homelessness-prevention housing and services programs throughout Volusia and Flagler Counties.
HMIS is a case management database that tracks clients being serviced by direct service-providing agencies. The data collected by HMIS serves multiple functions, most notably: