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Visit our How to Get Help page for more information about how the specialists can assist those who are homeless or experiencing a housing crisis.
The Stark County Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a data collection system utilizing a single point of entry (the Homeless Hotline, 330-452-4363 for clients in need of emergency shelter or other homeless services. The HMIS assigns each case a number, which can be used to access various services at different locations throughout Stark County. Data from the HMIS can be used to track who is being served by the programs, who is seeking assistance, trends in the population seeking assistance and the types of assistance provided.
Each Continuum of Care is required to operate an HMIS by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for reporting demographic and outcomes data for all local, state, and federal grants. All agencies receiving funding from the Continuum of Care grant must participate in HMIS. More detailed information about the HMIS requirement can be found at HMIS Data Standards-HUD Exchange.
Please direct questions about HMIS to Jennifer Keaton at Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, (330) 430-3964.
State and federal funding sources gauge each Continuum of Care’s progress toward ending homelessness using a set of established performance measures. In accordance with their standards, HCCSC has set FFY2022 Performance Targets for these measures for the different project types in its system. You can also view the FFY2022 targets on our Member Resources >> Charter & Policies page as policy G.2.
Each year, HUD requires communities receiving CoC grants to conduct a Point-in-Time (PIT) Count in January. The purpose of the count is to get a snapshot of the number of homeless individuals and families in Stark County. Visit our “How to Get Involved” page to read about the Stark County Homeless Services Collaborative, the group that leads the local count in cooperation with HCCSC.
We are looking for VOLUNTEERS for the 2024 Point in Time (PIT) Count. The PIT Count is the annual Housing Survey conducted in Stark County to count those experiencing homelessness. A count is required nationwide, at the end of January, for communities to receive federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for homeless programs. The Night of the Count will be Sunday, January 28, 2024, with surveys being conducted over the following seven days. Street Count volunteers will go out in small teams to search for people living on the street in Stark County. Service-Based Count volunteers will be stationed in service locations around the county, such as meal sites, libraries, bus stations, for 2–3 hour shifts in groups of two – four to survey those experiencing homelessness.