When to Use a Comparable Database

Certain programs and agencies are prohibited from using the HMIS in their communities because they meet the federal definition of a Victim Service Provider and/or receive certain types of funding.  The prohibition does not apply to all organizations that serve people who are fleeing domesting violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking, though.

Refer to this document from HUD when determining whether a program or organization is prohibited from using HMIS.