VESTA® is a community database system.  It was developed and is supported to be an asset for the use of the entire community of low-income and or homeless service providers.  

  • VESTA is a legacy Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), updated to meet or exceed the HMIS Data and Technical Standards, as defined in the HMIS Data Dictionary, required for an HMIS system on or before the dates required by HUD.
  • VESTA is the client-level data collection system of United Way of Greater Cincinnati for outcome and performance reporting for Emergency Assistance, the federal Food and Shelter Board Program, and the City of Cincinnati’s General Fund.
  • VESTA is the primary client database used by many organizations in and around Cincinnati across all programs and projects of the agency.

The Partnership Center maintains and updates VESTA, to meet the needs and requirements of all three uses with new forms, fields, and features on a bi-monthly basis. If an update has a major impact on a project and/or agency, that agency will be contacted and/or trained prior to the deployment. The 2020 scheduled deployment dates are listed below.

February 2, 2020

April 5, 2020

June 7, 2020

August 2, 2020

September 27, 2020

December 6, 2020