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Collaborative Applicant

Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri (CPSEMO) is the new Collaborative Applicant.


CPSEMO being selected by the Missouri Balance of State(MoBoS) Continuum of Care Board of Directors to fill the role of Collaborative Applicant is a huge honor and a great responsibility.

The Collaborative Applicants' role for the Continuum of Care is to provide technical support to agencies in and around the Mo Balance of State CoC. It is available to provide support to the Missouri Balance of State Continuum of Care Board and all its committees. We will coordinate and execute the yearly NOFA process in a complete and comprehensive manner, aligned with HUD directives and timelines, promote community-wide planning & strategic use of resources to address homelessness, Coordinate and produce the Point-in-Time Count Report and finally work closely with the HMIS Lead to capture HUD required data.


Together the MoBoS CoC board and CPSEMO as the Collaborative Applicant will work together to ensure that MoBoS CoC achieves and maintains, a HUD high-performance status, thus affording the opportunity to acquire enhanced funding to further support the accomplishments of the overall established goals of the Mo BoS CoC.

 Contact Information for the Collaborative Applicant Team:

Nathaniel Meece                                                               Belle De la Cruz

CoC Planning Director                                         CoC Communications Specialist                                                           

573-651-3747 ext 102                                                            573-227-2584                                      

Homeless Management Information System

In July 2003, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a draft notice of a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The notice prompted communities around the nation to set up HMIS databases to capture required data elements and established minimum policies and procedures. 

An HMIS is an electronic data collection system that stores information about the individuals who seek homeless services. It is a valuable resource because of its capacity to integrate and un-duplicate data from all homeless assistance and homelessness prevention programs in a Continuum of Care (CoC). HMIS implementations may encompass a single CoC, or CoCs may collaborate on a joint HMIS to facilitate data sharing and service coordination across communities. Aggregate HMIS data is used to understand the size, characteristics, and needs of the homeless population at the local, state, and national levels. It also enables organizations that operate homeless assistance and homelessness prevention programs to improve the services they provide by collecting information about client needs and to produce any reports required by their funders. For the Balance of State Continuum of Care, they are joined in a single HMIS implementation with the Joplin, Springfield, St. Louis City, and St. Louis County area CoCs. The HMIS is administered by the Institute for Community Alliances. The HMIS software used is ServicePoint, a product of Mediware Information Systems.

​Project Participation

​Through the HMIS Project, any agency that provides shelter, housing, and services to individuals experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness qualifies to participate in HMIS. Agencies may request permission to participate in HMIS and become a Partner Agency by contacting the Institute for Community Alliances.  

Technical Assistance Requests:​​

Agency Contact

​Michael Tonarely, Project Manager- Missouri BoS CoC

(573) 298-6066

HUD CoC System Performance Measures

CoCs are charged with designing a local “system” to assist sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness and providing the services necessary to help them access housing and obtain long-term stability. More broadly, CoCs are to promote community-wide planning and strategic use of resources to address homelessness; enhance coordination and integration with mainstream resources and other programs targeted to people experiencing homelessness; and improve data collection and performance measurement.

For information on the most current System Performance Measure reports and other HMIS data reports, please visit the ICA website located at To learn more about how system performance measures are reported, please visit the following resource: HUD System Performance Measures.

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