The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a federally mandated information system used to collect data on homeless individuals and families in the community. The information is used for advocacy purposes, to track program successes and/or failures, and to record an unduplicated count of persons served.
Point in Time Count 2014
Local Volunteers will be out for the annual Point in Time Count, an event counting the homeless population in Flint and Genesee County beginning Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
The count itself will include various phases conducted over a three day period. During the first phase agency staff will count individuals staying at emergency shelters in Genesee County on the night of Wednesday, the 29th. Simultaneously, volunteers will be present in various locations throughout Genesee County from 11AM to 4PM. These locations will be open to count individuals staying in places unfit for human habitation. The final phase consists of volunteers manning and canvassing various county sites and events on Thursday the 30thd and Friday the 31st to count homeless individuals receiving services at those sites, who were homeless on the night of the 29th. Organizers will then use computer-based induplication techniques to identify individuals who may have been counted multiple times. Data collected from the Point in Time Count is used to assess the needs of the local homeless population.
The data is also used in grant applications seeking funding from the U S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); a process that brings in millions of dollars annually for homeless programs in Genesee County. The Point in Time Count is coordinated by the Genesee County Continuum of Care, a collaborative group of agencies working together to address homelessness in the area.
The following locations will provide site counts, brochures, or both:
Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Highway, Flint, MI 48504
Blackwell AME Zion Church, 1902 Sonny St., Flint, MI 48504
Bristol Court, 1051 Bristol Court Dr., Mt. Morris, MI 48458
Building Strong Women, 2223 Martin Luther King Ave., Flint, MI 48503
The Disability Network, 3600 S. Dort Hwy., Ste. 54, Flint, MI 48507
Fenton United Methodist Church, 119 S. Leroy St., Fenton, MI 48430*
Flint Eastside Mission, 1829 Delaware Ave., Flint, MI 48506*
Holy Angels Warming Center, 517 E. 5th Ave., Flint, MI 48503*
Mission of Hope, 4618 Roberts St., Flint, MI 48505*
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1601 Fay St., Flint, MI 48503
My Brother’s Keeper, 101 N. Grand Traverse, Flint, MI 48503*
North End Soup Kitchen, 735 E. Stewart Ave., Flint, MI 48505
One Stop Housing Resource Center, 605 N. Saginaw St., Suite 2., Flint, MI 48502*
Outreach East, 425 N. Genesee St., Davison, MI 48423
South Flint Soup Kitchen, 3410 Fenton Rd., Flint, MI 48507
Carriage Town Ministries, 605 Garland St., Flint, MI 48503
First Presbyterian Church, 746 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48502
Flint City Hall, 1101 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48502
Flint Housing Authority, 3123 Chambers St., Flint, MI 48507
Genesee Health Services, 420 W. Fifth Ave., Flint, MI 48503
Journey Ministries, 8379 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423
The Salvation Army, 2200 N. Dort Highway, Flint, MI 48506
Shelter of Flint, 924 Cedar St., Flint, MI 48503
St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center, 3115 Lawndale Ave., Flint, MI 48504
St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 609 E. Fifth Ave., Flint, MI 48503
YWCA Greater Flint, 310 E. Third St., Flint, MI 48502
*Both Count and Brochure site