About HMIS

The HMIS Lead Agency is the entity, organization or government department designated by the Continua of Care to administer and manage the HMIS. The Lead Agency to administer and manage HMIS for MO-604 CoC and KS-505 CoC is Mid-America Regional Council.

Lead Agency Contact Information

Funding Organizations

Many thanks to the organizations that have provided funding for the HMIS system.

Hall Family Foundation
Marion and Henry Bloch Foundation
United Way of Greater Kansas City
City of Kansas City, Missouri
Missouri Housing Development Commission
US Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

HMIS History

HMIS is essential to coordinate services, evaluate performance, ensure accountability in the use of public funds, and inform public policy. Ultimately, the HMIS serves as the foundation for all planning to prevent, reduce, and eliminate homelessness.

The two Continuum of Care organizations, Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness and United Community Services of Johnson County, entered into a formal agreement with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) to serve as the HMIS Lead Agency. The HMIS Lead Agency role is to administer the local HMIS  and ensure that it meets the needs of local agencies, the two CoCs and the community at-large. The HMIS Lead Agency has developed written policies and procedures for all HMIS participating agencies using the system, has executed participation agreements with each of these agencies and their system users, and monitors compliance by all participating agencies with the requirements set out in the participation agreement.