Calgary has a locally administered Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) - an electronic database that collects and securely stores information about Calgary's homeless population throughout the System of Care.
On any given night, nearly 3,200 Calgarians are experiencing homelessness (Winter 2012 Count). Homelessness involves many factors, including the high cost of living, lack of affordable housing, a highly competitive and limited job market, mental illness, addictions, rental history, criminal background, neglect and domestic violence. Calgary’s HMIS is an attempt to frame these determinants within a local context, to better understand who experiences homelessness, how the homeless population changes over time, and what types of services are needed to help turn these trends around.
The HMIS is currently being implemented across Calgary's System of Care and will allow us to:
Thank you to:
The Calgary Foundation Community Grant
Government of Alberta, Ministry of Human Services
NOVA Chemicals Corporation