Homeless Management Information System
Human Services
614 Division Street, MS-23
Port Orchard, WA,  98366
Phone: 360-337-7185 * FAX: 360-337-5721
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

 WA State legislation (ESSHB 2163) requires that Kitsap social service agencies collect data about homeless individuals and households receiving housing and services. This data collection effort, called the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), is part of a statewide effort to collect data about the issue of homelessness in order to better understand the scope of the problem, existing gaps in service, and which homeless housing programs are succeeding.

 WA Commerce is responsible for operating an HMIS for counties that participate in federal funding through the Balance of State Continuum of Care process, including Kitsap County. Kitsap County is responsible for managing the Kitsap HMIS.

Kitsap agencies that provide homeless housing and services participate in the Kitsap HMIS Collaborative, an agreement to share client data between agencies. Kitsap’s data-sharing system provides benefits such as improved client service, accurate data and reporting for funding sources, and better outcome tracking.

WA Commerce and Kitsap County provide training and support for the state-provided HMIS software.

More information about this program is available on the Washington State Department of Commerce website.

Resources for HMIS Users

Information for organizations and users who are part of the Kitsap HMIS Collaborative:

Kitsap HMIS Collaborative MOU

Commerce Agency Partnership Agreement

HMIS Information

Intro to HMIS Guide

HMIS Training

Clarity provides self-guided tutorials for various topics at this link.

Register at this link for Clarity Training Classes through the Department of Commerce. 

Kitsap Data Sharing Resources

Kitsap HMIS Users Guide

Report-generating Resources

Report instructions and materials for Clarity will be available soon.  Please check back.

Consent Forms

Kitsap HMIS Informed Consent Form ~
Updated April 2016

Kitsap HMIS Participating Agencies ~
Updated 4/27/16

Revocation of Consent

Client Disclosure Notice

HUD Data Elements

2014 HMIS Data Standards Manual

2014 HMIS Data Standards FAQ

Commerce Forms

Commerce HMIS Website

For more information or technical assistance:

Kirsten Jewell
Housing and Homelessness Program Coordinator
Kitsap County, Department of Human Services
345 6th Street, Suite 400
Bremerton, WA  98337

Commerce Technical Assistance Staff

HMIS Trainings

Trainings are for staff of Kitsap HMIS Collaborative agencies who are licensed and registered HMIS Users.

Next Training Dates:
Please register for new Clarity Software Trainings with the Department of Commerce at this link: 
Commerce HMIS Training Catalog

Kirsten Jewell