Homelessness is defined by
the federal government as:

An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence; and an individual who has a primary night-time residence that is…

  • a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill);
  • an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or
  • a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

Cost of chronic homelessness in Waco:
Cost Per Person Per Year $39,000
Total Annual Cost $3.5 million

Continuum of Care (COC) Program Registration & Information


Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Information

HMIS Proposed Rate Schedule

HMIS Policies and Standard Operating Procedures

HMIS Data Standards

HMIS Help Desk Ticket

The agency needing help will need to submit a HMIS Help Desk Ticket that will be address by the HMIS administrator within 72 hours. If the ticket is received on a weekend or holiday the 72 hours will begin on the next business work day


Equal Housing Opportunity

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