Update: HMIS Data in the DHS Data Warehouse

As discussed at the HMIS Annual Meeting in early October, a pilot project is underway to explore potential connections between homeless services and mainstream systems.  In the next few weeks, ICA will be working with staff at Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) to upload a one-month extract of HMIS data into the DHS Data  … Read more

48 Hours to AHAR Agency Deadline

There are only 48 hours left to resolve your data quality issues for the AHAR. All ES, TH, and PSH agencies must have data issues resolved by end of day, Wednesday, November 22nd. If you haven’t yet, it’s time to step on it! Here’s a reminder of the AHAR Process. Please reach out to your  … Read more

One Week to AHAR Agency Deadline

There is ONE WEEK left to resolve your data quality issues for the AHAR. All ES, TH, and PSH agencies must have data issues resolved by end of day November 22nd. We received feedback from HUD on our draft submission last week. As such, we may reach out with additional questions or data fixes. Thanks  … Read more

Helpdesk Closed November 23 & 24, 2017

The Helpdesk will be closed November 23 & 24, 2017.  We will resume regular office hours on Monday,  November 27, 2017.  Happy Thanksgiving!

2017 Client Feedback Survey Results!

In efforts to understand how HMIS impacts the services clients are receiving and learning how we can improve the client experience, the MN HMIS Implementation Committee sent projects a survey to administer to clients for two weeks in late August. From August 21st to September 1st, projects across all MN CoC’s administered a short survey  … Read more

Housing Support (GRH) is LIVE!

As of November 1st, Housing Support (GRH) is now live in HMIS! Now that client data is being entered into new or updated providers for Housing Support projects, there are a few things that we’d like to remind you of: For clients that were enrolled in your project as of November 1st, be sure to  … Read more

Important Updates from the Reporting Team

We’d like to share a few updates from the ICA MN Reporting Team: The Fall in Minnesota: the leaves turn vibrant, the temperature brisk, the sun dips behind the horizon earlier each night… and here at ICA, we bundle up, click on our double monitors, then hunker down with a pot of coffee as we  … Read more

Can I share HMIS data with non-HMIS staff at my agency?

Can I share HMIS data with non-HMIS staff at my agency? Please note that Minnesota’s HMIS Data Privacy Notice (on the first page of the ROI packet) includes the following language: As such, HMIS users are able to share information in HMIS with non-HMIS users within the same agency in order to provide services (for example,  … Read more

Housing Support (GRH) in HMIS: Important Information!

With the November 1st go-live date quickly approaching, there are a few things that Housing Support (GRH) projects should know about upcoming communications: Project contacts will receive New Provider IDs via email with general data entry information on Friday, October 27th All Housing Support users should have access by November 1. If users should have  … Read more

FHPAP Reports Ready for Use!

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  Attention FHPAP projects and grantees: Thank you for your patience as we worked with our software developer, Mediware, to ensure our reports work correctly after the 2017 HUD Data Standards upgrade. Now ready for use, the FHPAP suite of reports have been revised to align with the provider split! You will notice a new  … Read more