The History and Future of Homeless Management Information Systems
This chapter reviews the history of the development of management information systems in the homelessness program area. Efforts begun in the 1980s and 1990s by individual cities are discussed, as are the Congressional initatives that led to the mandated implementation of such systems in the US. The use of these systems for the Annual Homelessness Assessment Report to the US Congress is described, as are potential future uses of HMIS for research, policy and program planning.
Stephen R. Poulin, Stephen Metraux, and Dennis P. Culhane. "The History and Future of Homeless Management Information Systems" Homelessness in America. Ed. Robert Hartmann McNamara. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008. 171-179.
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