Michelle Starratt
Housing Director
Housing & Community Development Department

Homeless Programs

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and Resource Development

The HMIS is a database used to record, analyze, and transmit client and activity data in regard to the provision of shelter, housing, and services to individuals and families who are experiencing homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

InHOUSE is Alameda County's HMIS database, which captures data from over 45 community agencies providing support to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. InHOUSE was implemented in 2005 and currently houses records for over 44,000 individuals served throughout the County. For more information, email HMIS or see the InHOUSE section of the website.

In addition to managing the countywide Homeless Management Information System, HCD is the Collaborative Applicant for the annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Homeless Continuum of Care funding (approximately $24 million annually).