HMIS Forms, Requirements, and Instructions

The information and forms you need depend on the type of funding you receive (e.g., HUD-funded agency, FHPAP-funded agency, ESGP-funded agency, etc.)


Program - click on the program below for more information

DHS DHS HTHP: Healthy Transitions Homeless Prevention (formerly DHS Youth)
Ending LTH: Long-term Homelessness Support Services Funding
OEO-ESP: Emergency Services Program
OEO-HYA: Homeless Youth Act for Shelter, Transitional, and Permanent Supportive Housing
OEO-THP: Transitional Housing Program
PATH: Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
DHHS RHY: Runaway & Homeless Youth
HUD ESG ESG: (Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter, Homelessness Prevention, and Rapid Re-Housing)


HUD: (Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Re-housing, Transitional Housing, Homelessness Prevention, Street Outreach, and Support Services-Only)
MN HSG FHPAP: Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program
Ending LTH: Long-term Homelessness
United Way United Way-funded programs (Forms no longer updated by MN HMIS)
West Central Program specific info for West Central CoC
Ramsey Program specific info for Ramsey County CoC

Data Standard Change Guide for Users (Oct 2014)
This document provides a summary the 2014 data standard changes, a description of new universal data elements and changes to current universal data elements, as well as program specific changes.

HUD Data Standards
Much of the data collect for HMIS programs comes from the HUD Data Standards. The latest revision of these standards currently in use comes from May 2014.

Client consent
The Client Notice and Consent is used to ensure that all clients fully understand HMIS, why their personal information is being collected, and make an informed decision as to what identifying information will be entered into the system. The Release of Information allows clients to choose if other agencies are able to access their information in HMIS, and if so, which agencies. These forms are designed to meet legal requirements and to provide clear information to the clients, seek legal counsel before modifying them in any way.


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