Privacy Notice

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that each jurisdiction that receives funding from HUD have a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) in place. This agency participates in the greater Kansas City HMIS System, an electronic data collection system that stores information about the men, women, and children who access homeless and other human services in a community. The purpose of HMIS is to assist in determining your needs and to evaluate the effectiveness of services provided.

We only collect information that is needed to provide you services, or that we consider relevant to helping us understand the scope and dimensions of homelessness in order to design effective service delivery. We do not disclose your information without written consent, except when required by our funders or by law, or for specific administrative or research purposes outlined in our HMIS Privacy Policies. By requesting information and accepting services from this agency, you give consent for us to enter your information into the HMIS.

The collection and disclosure of all personal information is guided by strict security standards. You have the right to see your personal information collected by this partner agency and request changes if incorrect. Your information will only be used by this agency and other community agencies to which you are referred for services. You also have the right to refuse certain data to be entered into the HMIS database. A full copy of our agency's HMIS Privacy Policies is available upon request for your review.