MSHMIS is a computer system for data collection that was created to meet a requirement for the United States Congress. This requirement was passed to get a more accurate count for individuals and families who are homeless and to identify the need for different services. Many agencies use this system and share information only with your permission.
Maintaining the privacy and safety of those using our services is very important to us. Your record will only be shared if you give us permission to do so. There may be risks and/or benefits for you to consider before you decide whether or not to consent to the release of information. You also have the right to request your name be entered in as “anonymous”. You cannot be denied services that you would otherwise qualify for if you choose not to share information.
However, even if you choose not to share with other agencies or have your name entered, we must still report some information to the central data collection system because of our federal and state requirements.
Access to your record to your request
Request a correction of your record
Refuse consent to share information with other agencies
Have your name entered as “anonymous” if there is a risk
File a grievance if you feel that you have been unjustly served, put at personal risk, harmed, or your personal information was not kept confidential
Your release will be in effect until the specified time that you have designated
Your release agreement can be withdrawn at any time by making a written request at this agency