New to HMIS

New Agency

If your agency is brand new to HMIS or is returning to HMIS after a period of absence, your agency administrators need to complete paperwork to get your agency setup to enter data into Minnesota’s HMIS.

Yes, my agency wants to join HMIS. How do I get started?

To get started, email the HMIS Helpdesk with the following information:

  • Agency name (legal name and common name)
  • Agency address
  • Two agency contacts (email and phone)
  • When your agency would like to start using HMIS
  • What funding sources are requiring your agency to use HMIS (if any)

New User 

All data entry and reporting staff must complete New User Training and have an active ServicePoint License. We offer online New User Training; we do not currently offer any in-person New User Training.

Is this training for me?

New User Training is required for individuals who will be using ServicePoint for data entry or reporting for their agency. New User Training is not required for the following groups:

  • Local System Administrators (LSA), CoC Coordinators, or Funder Reporting Leads
  • New member of the Hennepin Shelter Team (HST)
  • Anyone who has used Minnesota’s HMIS in the last 365 days as a licensed user

Contact MNHMIS@icalliances.org for your training requirements if you fall into one of these categories.

My agency is not currently using HMIS, what should I do?

If your agency is brand new to Minnesota’s HMIS or is returning to HMIS after a period of absence, your agency administrators need to complete paperwork to get your agency setup in ServicePoint to enter data. Email the HMIS Helpdesk. This paperwork can take some time to complete and should be completed prior to your registration to New User Online Training.

 

Get Started with Online Training

 

 

CoC Coordinator, Local System Administrator (LSA), and Funder Reporting Lead

Find your specific training overview below to figure out the steps you need to take to become an HMIS User. Before you launch into training, please contact the HMIS Helpdesk so we can let you know what has changed in training requirements since ICA became your system administrator! We will work to update these documents at a later date, but are keeping them up as they still provide a good overview!