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Preparing your HMIS records for your CoC's Sheltered Point in Time count

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Your HMIS implementation plays an important role in the count. In order to prepare for the sheltered portion of the count, which must come from HMIS:

  • Make sure that all current clients are enrolled in the appropriate project(s) in HMIS 
  • If using the Night by Night method for tracking emergency shelter utilization, make sure that each client in your shelter program on the night of the count is given a housing service for that night 
  • If you are not a Night by Night shelter, exit clients from project(s) in HMIS promptly when they are no longer housed at your facility 
  • Verify that all family members you are housing are enrolled in the appropriate project(s), not just adults or heads of households 
  • Ensure that demographics (date of birth, etc.) and Veteran status are correct for all current clients 
  • Review and update each project's HMIS Bed inventory as needed 

If you have questions about any of these tasks, reach out to the Pathways MISI help desk.


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