HMIS Restructure: ServicePoint Down for Restructure Upgrade!

ServicePoint Downtime –  Friday, March 20 at 5:00pm – early AM of Thursday, March 26  (you cannot log-in during this time) HMIS Restructure Go Live – March 26 Regaining Database Access: You cannot log-in during ServicePoint downtime. An email will be sent at system “Go Live” to let you know you can now access the  … Read more

Expanded Access Training Launch & Registration Information

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Update! 4/18/2016 – This information was provided for the initial pilot for “Expanded Access” (CoC Coordinators, Local System Administrators, and Funder Reporting Leads completing required training to gain access to ServicePoint). You can get the most up-to-date information regaridng training requirements for CoC Coordinators, Local System Administrators, and Funder Reporting Leads by visiting: http://hmismn.org/new-to-hmis-2/. Thank  … Read more

ART Report Troubleshooting

ART Instability Since the ART upgrade in mid‐January, the ART tool has often been very slow and at times simply not working. Our software vendor has been working to find and fix the problems. They’ve added memory three times, which brought significant improvement. In addition, the software vendor has brought in a consultant for the  … Read more

PIT Count 2015

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The 2015 Point-in-Time Count (PIT) will be conducted the night of January 22, covering sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons in Minnesota. Some HMIS data will be used to complete the sheltered part of the process. HMIS-participating emergency shelters and transitional housing programs will be required to enter or update records of all clients in these programs served on  … Read more

HMIS 2.0 Changes and Training Requirement

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HMIS is going through the first part of the big changes related to HMIS 2.0. Here are the basics: The system is being restructured so designated CoC level and funder staff have more access to data. This will make better us of HMIS in Minnesota and your region. The system will be down for approximately  … Read more

HMIS 2.0 Update from Mike Manhard

Minnesota’s HMIS is currently being transformed into a new and more powerful system: version 2.0! The end goal of the transformation is to dramatically enhance the functionality and responsiveness so that Minnesota’s HMIS is in a better position to meet new demands, including coordinated assessment and the need for  more and better reporting to a  … Read more

Thank you for your work on the AHAR 2014!

The 2014 MN AHAR data has now been submitted for final review by Abt Associates. Final determination of usability will be completed in the upcoming weeks. The AHAR team at Wilder Research wants to extend a BIG thank you to the CoC Coordinators and agency staff for their cooperation and quick response to requests for  … Read more

Welcome Colleen O’Brien!

Colleen O’Brien is the new HMIS project director at Wilder. Previously, Colleen served as project manager for the Metro Youth Systems Redesign project (MYSR). Prior to that, she served as president of HousingLink; there she oversaw the design, development, maintenance, and funding of a variety of housing-related technology tools. She also worked as a consultant  … Read more

APR report issue

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If you have an APR due on or before Nov 30th and have already started using the HUD Verification process in your updates, the APR report will not work properly for you. You can either: Update ALL client records using the HUD verification to meet the new standards Delete the “No” answers in the sub-assessment  … Read more