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Alaska Homeless Management Information System (AKHMIS)

In order to provide more effective services to people in Anchorage and Alaska who are struggling with homelessness or near homelessness, service providers have joined together with the Municipality of Anchorage to implement AKHMIS.  Although AKHMIS was initiated to meet the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) data collection requirements, AKHMIS is working to make it an attractive tool for all homeless service providers.

Annual grants from HUD and the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) fund the AKHMIS. The Municipality of Anchorage, Department of Health and Human Services, Direct Services AKHMIS Project manages the AKHMIS project and provides oversight, training and technical assistance.

The AKHMIS project will provide individual user licenses, technical assistance and training related to AKHMIS.  Aggregated, anonymous data from AKHMIS will be used to generate reports for federal, state and local funders.  The effective implementation of AKHMIS will benefit homeless and near homeless persons, homeless service providers, agency heads, public policy makers and the community as a whole.

AKHMIS adopted the use of Bowman System's ServicePoint (SP) as its platform for a coordinated community-wide HMIS. SP is a secure web-based application, which can be accessed through encrypted Internet connections from program offices. SP is the most widely used HMIS application in the country.

To date 74 programs in 30 agencies have entered data into the AKHMIS. The majority of the clients served by these agencies were homeless, but a substantial number of them were near homeless people who received assistance to prevent them from becoming homeless (Emergency Services Grant, Homeless Prevention Funds for example). AKHMIS is also used to record demographic data and produce reports for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s Point in Time Homeless count, HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report, and for two Project Homeless Connect events held each year.

Effective implementation of AKHMIS will benefit homeless and near homeless persons, homeless service providers, agency heads, public policy planners and the community as a whole.

For more information about AKHMIS, please contact AKHMIS Project Coordinator, Sandra Olibrice @ (907) 343-6592 or via e-mail

PHONE (907) 343-6592
FAX (907) 343-4805
Physical Address

Department of Health & Human Services,

825 L Street, Room 200, Anchorage, AK

Corner of 9th Ave. and L Street

    • Direct Services
    • Division Manager: Tari O'Connor
    • 825 L Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-6718

Project Homeless Connect

Participant Profile Report - January 2009
Participant Profile Report - July 2009
Participant Profile Report - January 2010
Participant Profile Report - July 2010
Participant Profile Report - January 2011
Participant Profile Report - July 2011
Participant Profile Report  - July 2011
(Veterans Only)
Partcipant Profile Report - January 2012

Anchorage Profile Report - January 2013

Fairbanks Profile Report - January 2012

Juneau Profile Report - January 2012

Juneau Profile Report - January 2013

Kenai Profile Report - January 2012

Kenai Profile Report - January 2013

Mat-Su Profile Report - January 2012

Mat-Su Profile Report - January 2013

Sitka Profile Report - January 2012

Sitka Profile Report - January 2013

Anchorage Profile Report - January 2014

AKHMIS Training

March 2013 Security Training
March 2013 Confidentiality Ethics Training

How to-HPRP Data Entry Workflow

How to-HUD Entry Type Workflow

AKHMIS Documents and Forms

HMIS Data Standards, 2010-Current
HMIS Data Standards, 2014 

HMIS Data Dictionary, 2014

AKHMIS Advisory Committee

Partner Agency Agreement                   
Consumer Notice
Privacy Notice                                                 
Release of Information Client Consent Form
Licensed User Policy, Responsibility Statement & Code of Ethics
Homeless Reports
Sheltered Homeless Persons in Anchorage 2010-2011
Homeless & At Risk Data Report 2010-2011
Universal Data Elements Form
Universal plus Program Specific Data Form

Point in Time Reports

Anchorage 2008
Anchorage 2009
Anchorage 2010
Anchorage 2011
Anchorage 2012
Anchorage 2013

Anchorage Comparison Report 2008-2012

Annual Homeless Assessment Report-Anchorage 2012

AKHMIS Newsletters

April 2013

June 2013

August 2013

October 2013

Winter 2014