Homeless Services


Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Software

With HMIS software, case management for Homeless Management Information Systems organizations has never been easier. Social Solutions is a recognized leader in the Homeless Management Information System, or HMIS software field. Our software is trusted to support the needs of many well-known Continuums of Care, such as the cities of Boston and San Francisco.

We were able to tweak the processes in that program… Instead of 20% leave the program, it’s only 5%.

Christian Brunner, HMIS Director
Pinestreet Inn

Efforts to Outcomes (ETO™) software was developed by Social Solutions to meet the reporting requirements of the HEARTH Act, as announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ETO HMIS continues to adapt to future changes in standards and regulations, as it has for the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) and the Annual Performance Report (APR).

HMIS Software

High-performing organizations expect their HMIS software to be compliant, user-friendly, efficient and particularly vigilant in ensuring the quality of their data.  Thanks to the constant attention from the HMIS and HEARTH experts at Social Solutions, ETO HMIS software is:

  • Highly customizable
  • Web-based
  • Compliant, “out of the box”

By integrating data entry with intake and service provision, ETO HMIS makes data entry less onerous. Frustrations surrounding data entry are among the biggest contributing factors to poor data quality—and data quality has a major impact on funding. Combined with fast implementation and painless data migration, ETO HMIS is the clear choice for any high-performing provider.

Essential ETO HMIS software features include:

  • Easy implemen­tation, data migration and data import & export
  • Flexible configuration to sup­port the unique needs of indi­vidual programs while main­taining HUD data compliance and HEARTH standards
  • Real-time bed availability as­sessment and assignment
  • Fast client check-in and check-out
  • “Out of the box” compliance
  • Unduplicated participant counts
  • HUD/HEARTH/HMIS experts on staff to help you. Social Solutions is more than just a software vendor.

The Benefits of Outcomes Software

Whether you are a government agency or a non-profit housing organization, high-quality HMIS software can simplify program management and data collection, leading to a higher level of efficiency. ETO HMIS will help ensure your HUD compliance, and that the beneficiaries of your programming are receiving the best services from the efforts of your staff.

With ETO HMIS, you can capture information at the point of service and relate specific efforts to the desired outcomes you wish to achieve. With the click of a button you’ll have a clear view of the effectiveness of your work. This gives you the knowledge to make ongoing adjustments to improve program performance, the hallmark of a high-performing organization.