Policies & Procedures

The NYC CoC is responsible for HMIS project oversight and implementation, which encompasses planning, administration, software selection, managing the HMIS Data Warehouse in compliance with HMIS Standards, and reviewing and approving all policies, procedures, and data management plans governing contributing homeless organizations.

All projects, regardless of source(s) of funding, that upload data to the NYC HMIS Data Warehouse are subject to the NYC HMIS Policies and Procedures, which were approved by the NYC CoC Steering Committee in 2018.

Before gaining access to the NYC HMIS, organizations must review the NYC CoC's HMIS Policies and Procedures. Each new Data Warehouse End User must have an End User Agreement (Appendix B) signed prior to being granted access to the system.

The HMIS User Agreements are found in the Appendices to the HMIS Policies and Procedures. All HMIS-participating providers are required to complete and submit appendices B-F to the HMIS Lead (DSS) at least once annually.