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Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS)

Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) is intended to provide a community with an accurate system of identifying and counting its homeless population. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires each Continuum of Care to implement an HMIS to report jurisdictional data, and to contribute data to the upcoming Annual Homeless Assessment Report.

Pasco County’s Continuum has developed a partnership to implement the Pathways Compass HMIS county-wide. In addition to collecting data it facilitates collaborative case management, thus giving each service provider a more comprehensive client history and preventing the duplication of services. To date, there are more than 40 service providers using the HMIS program.

The use of HMIS is not restricted to organizations receiving public funds; all providers of homeless services and/or shelter are encouraged to participate.

For more information, contact:

Will Newgard
Programs Coordinator
Office: (727) 842-8605
E-mail: hmis@pascohomelesscoalition.org

Housing First

Ending Homelessness “Housing first” or rapid re-housing as it is also known, is an alternative to the current system of emergency shelter/transitional housing, which tends to prolong the length of time that people remain homeless. The methodology is premised on the belief that vulnerable and at-risk homeless people are more responsive to interventions and social services support after they are in their own housing, rather than while living in temporary/transitional facilities or housing programs. With permanent housing, these people can begin to regain the self-confidence and control over their lives they lost when they became homeless.

Contact us for more information.

Pasco County Housing Authority

The mission of the Pasco County Housing Authority is to assist low-income families with safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives. The Housing Authority is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical, and professional manner. The Housing Authority will create and maintain partnerships with its clients and appropriate community agencies in order to accomplish this mission.

For more information, visit www.pascocountyhousing.org.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act

Students in Transition (S.I.T.)

The S.I.T. program through the District School Board of Pasco County ensures homeless children and youth have access to school enrollment, attendance and stability.  Children who are homeless may request transportation to the last school they attended before becoming homeless.  For assistance with school enrollment, access or stability please contact S.I.T.

Students In Transition (S.I.T.)
813-794-4980 / 727-774-4980 / 352-524-4980

Families in Transition (F.I.T.)

The F.I.T. program through the Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County assists the families enrolled in the S.I.T. program with case management.  The program is also in collaboration with Pasco Human Services who will be working with F.I.T. to help rapidly re-house the families.  Families will also be referred to other resources in the community.

Families In Transition (F.I.T.)