Project funders & partners


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD, under direction from Congress, published a final notice in 2004 that set forth the data and technical standards for Homeless Management Information Systems. All recipients of HUD McKinney-Vento Act Program Funds are expected to participate in a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), including providers receiving Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), Supportive Housing Program (SHP), Shelter Plus Care (S+C), and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy (SRO) funding.

Continuum of Care
2004 Awards
2005 Awards
2006 Awards
2007 Awards
2008 Awards
2009 Awards
2010 Awards
Anoka County** $0 $0
$12,070 $62,069 $62,069 $62,069
Dakota County $49,999 $49,999
Central Minnesota $0 $0
$18,000 $18,000 $18,000 $18,000
Hennepin County $49,999 $49,994
$49,994 $49,994 $49,994 $49,994
Northeast Minnesota $19,999 $19,999
$19,999 $19,999 $19,999 $19,999
Northwest Minnesota $0 $0
$5,829 $5,829 $5,829 $5,829
Ramsey County $49,999 $42,649
$42,649 $42,649 $42,649 $42,649
Scott Carver Counties** $19,999 $19,999
$19,999 $43,341 $43,341 $43,341
Washington County (1)** $0 18,588 $18,588 $18,588
Washington County (2)**     $4,754 $4,754
Southeast Minnesota $86,000* $0
$20,554 $20,554 $20,554 $20,554
Southwest Minnesota $25,000 $25,000
$25,000 $25,000 $25,000 $25,000
St. Louis County $49,999 $0
$16,040 $32,510 $32,510 $32,510
West Central Minnesota $0 $0 $5,756 $5,756 $5,756 $5,756 $5,756
TOTAL AWARDS $350,994 $226,228 $319,871 $309,231 $325,701 $325,701 $325,701
* 2 year
** Similar to other parts of the state, metro based counties are now working together in CoC areas. Anoka and Dakota have combined, as have Scott, Carver, and Washington counties. The 2008 HUD grants are as consolidated CoC regions.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has provided funding for HMIS through the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) stimulus program, which requires its grantees to participate in HMIS.

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
Community Living Supports
Mental Health

Office of Economic Opportunity
OEO has provided funding for HMIS, participates on the Governing Group, and requires grantees of its homeless programs to participate in HMIS. The Department of Human Services is also a leading agency in the Governor's Plan to End Long-Term Homelessness.

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.

Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
DPS provides administrative, financial, and technical services and support for core safety functions for the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota Housing
Minnesota Housing provided major start-up funding for HMIS in Minnesota, and has facilitated funding from state agencies involved in the Governor's Plan to End Long-Term Homelessness, including the departments of Corrections, Education, Health, and Veterans Affairs, and the Veteran's Home Board. Minnesota Housing also participates on the Governing Group and requires its Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) and Ending Long-term Homelessness (LTH) grantees to participate in HMIS.

Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness (MICH)
ITF coordinates the state’s response to homelessness and oversees the statewide Plan to End Long Term Homelessness. The ITF coordinates a grant to Minnesota’s HMIS that includes funding from the following state agencies:

  • Department of Education
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Veteran’s Home Board
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Corrections
  • Housing Finance Agency


Wilder Research
Wilder Research administers all aspects of Minnesota's HMIS, manages the database, and works with the Governing Group to oversee the system. Wilder provides support for end-users and agencies and creates reports from the data to gain a better understanding of homelessness in Minnesota and ways to improve client services.

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless is an advocacy organization that provides community education and technical assistance. The coalition has a permanent seat on the HMIS Governing Group and serves as the point of contact for client HMIS-related grievances that are not resolved within an agency.

Metro-wide Engagement on Shelter and Housing (MESH)
MESH, an advocacy and technical assistance organization formed out of a unique collaboration of more than sixty non-profits, government agencies, elected officials, and service providers, works to address affordable housing, homelessness and service needs in the seven county metro area. MESH has a permanent seat on the HMIS Governing Group.

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