The Housing and Homeless Coalition of Central New York (HHC of CNY) through a HUD contract supported by the Continuum of Care NY-505 administers the Central New York Homeless Management Information System (CNY HMIS). The project utilizes Internet-based technology to assist homeless service and public service organizations across the County to capture information about the clients that they serve. The HMIS System Administrator provides technology, training and technical assistance to users of the system throughout Onondaga, Oswego, & Cayuga Counties. The goal of CNY HMIS is to inform public policy about the extent and nature of homelessness in the Continuum of Care and as a tool for other public service organizations to complete Outcome Based Performance Measures reporting. This is accomplished through analysis and release of data that are grounded in the actual experiences of homeless and at-risk persons and the service providers who assist them throughout the Continuum of Care. Information that is gathered through intakes, conducted by service providers with consumers, is analyzed for an unduplicated count, aggregated (void of any identifying client level information) and made available to policy makers, service providers, advocates, and consumer representatives.