Continuum of Care

Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) Data Committee

Staffed by the HMIS Lead Agency, this group is responsible for advising the Sonoma County Continuum of Care Board on issues regarding Sonoma County’s web-based Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), developing and maintaining the dashboard of metrics to achieve the vision of zero functional homelessness, and alerting the CoC Board of providers whose data jeopardizes the overall system. 

This group also advises the Continuum of Care (CoC) Board on issues related to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, regular Homeless Counts (required every two years—preferred annually), biannual estimate of housing needs or gaps analysis, and the annual inventory of homeless-dedicated housing (Housing Inventory Chart).

This group approves annual policies and procedures for HMIS, updates to existing HMIS documents per regulation changes, as well as oversight of monthly public-facing data dashboards. This group also approves aligned definitions for each program type funded in Sonoma County in terms of desired outcomes, to assist the CoC Board in developing appropriate measures for rewarding system providers that meet or exceed expectations and sanctioning system providers that do not adhere to requirements or meet expectations.

This group will also recommend training and technical assistance to build the capacity of service providers.

Contact Information

Michael Gause

Ending Homelessness Program Manager


Karissa White
Continuum of Care Coordinator

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Sonoma County Community Development Commission

1440 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403


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