Are you homeless or about to become homeless? Click here to connect to a local human services program.

HMIS is used by state and federally funded homeless and housing service providers to collect and manage data gathered during the course of providing housing assistance to people already experiencing homelessness and to households at risk of losing their housing.

HMIS Training

Our Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) trainings are intended for staff working for agencies already set up with HMIS access through the Department of Commerce. If your agency is not using HMIS yet, but is interested in or planning to do so, please read the Frequently Asked Questions about HMIS (PDF). Before registering for training, please read the HMIS Training Catalog for pre-training requirements. Register for trainings using the HMIS Training Registration Calendar. Trainings are updated frequently.

Please review the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Training Catalog before registering for trainings using the HMIS Training Registration Calendar and HMIS Training FAQ (PDF). Commerce trainings are free of charge. You may take as many trainings as you like and retake trainings.

Taken a training already? Share your training feedback: HMIS Training Evaluation. Additional HMIS training questions? Contact Maylee Stevenson, maylee.stevenson@commerce.wa.gov

HMIS Resources

HMIS Data Standard changes go into effect October 1, 2017. The 2017 HMIS Data Standard Changes recorded webinar is available on the HMIS Training Registration Calendar.

HUD manuals to assist HMIS Lead Agencies and Continuums of Care (CoCs) to correctly set up projects in HMIS can be found on each of these HUD webpages:

Send HUD Feedback at the HUD Exchange “Get Assistance” (webpage). Please direct HUD specific suggestions, feedback, and questions to HUD directly via their online Ask A Question.

Explanation of Commerce’s partnership with Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) (PDF)

The DSHS-HMIS Matched Data Analysis tool is available for users to query combined HMIS and DSHS data and view measures, reports, and more. Users will need prior approval to use the tool. User access is available via SAW account.

If you are interested in using the tool, contact Nick Mondau at 360-725-3028 for permission and optional webinar training.

DSHS-HMIS Analysis of Matched Data Published Reports:

Sign up for Commerce newsletters to receive them by email or text. For HMIS newsletters, choose “Affordable Housing and Homelessness,” then go to Subscriber Preferences to add or remove topics.

Program Links

Technical Assistance

HMIS Technical Assistance Staff are not available on official state holidays.

Our HMIS Technical Assistance (TA) Staff (PDF) are available to help with your HMIS database needs.

Alicia Osborne
HMIS TA Help Desk
alicia.osborne@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-2918

Jennifer Garrett
HMIS TA & Reporting
jennifer.garrett@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-5002

Maylee Stevenson
HMIS TA & Trainings
maylee.stevenson@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-2984

Talia Scott
Advanced HMIS TA & Data Integration
talia.scott@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-2989

Nick Mondau
Federal Programs and HMIS Data Systems Manager
nick.mondau@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3028

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