2017 HUD HMIS Data Standards Changes, Including Site Down Time

HMIS Will Be Temporarily Down Please note that HMIS will be down at 2am on Saturday, September 30th to upgrade ServicePoint with the data standards changes. We anticipate the upgrade to take 3 hours. What’s Changing? HUD HMIS Data Standards changes go into effect on Sunday, October 1. Again, to prepare for these changes you are strongly  … Read more

Two Important FHPAP Project Updates

Attention FHPAP Projects: In preparation for the close of the first SFY 2018 quarter, we have two important updates to share. Providers from 2015-2017 Biennium Are Now Closed, Be Sure You’ve Transferred All Client Data New FHPAP Reports Will Be Live on 10/2 Providers from 2015-2017 Biennium Now Closed, Be Sure You’ve Transferred All Client  … Read more

2017 HUD HMIS Data Standards Changes 

As promised, ICA has released a video providing an overview of the 2017 HMIS Data Standards Changes. This video can be viewed here: http://hmismn.org/videos/. There are PowerPoint slides available for download here: http://hmismn.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-HMIS-HUD-Data-Standards-Changes-PPT.pdf as well as a supplemental guide, available here: http://hmismn.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-HUD-HMIS-Data-Standards-Changes-Supplemental-Doc.pdf. You are strongly encouraged to watch the video and review the supplemental guide  … Read more

HTHP and HYA Outcomes Assessments Now Available!

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HTHP and HYA Housing and Shelter grantees, please read this important update regarding Outcomes Assessments! Your new Outcomes Assessments are available to use! The assessments for the two programs are now different from each other, so please visit our Forms and Instructions page to download the new data collection forms. Detailed and updated user guides  … Read more

AHAR Season Is Fast Approaching!

What? The Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) is HUD’s annual report to Congress that demonstrates the count of persons experiencing homelessness residing in Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing across the U.S. It both provides counts and describes demographic and service use patterns. When? The “season” of AHAR is the 2-month window of time  … Read more

2017 HUD HMIS Data Standards

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On October 1, 2017, HUD is rolling out (as they do every October) changes to the data elements they require all projects participating in HMIS to collect. To make sure you understand the changes, we will be releasing a video on September 20, 2017 that explains the changes and how they will impact your data  … Read more

Save the Date for the 2017 Annual HMIS Meeting

Annual Meeting of the HMIS Governing Board Monday, October 9, 2017 9am – 12:00pm What is the purpose of this meeting? To review year-end progress, reports, and achievements To learn about plans and priorities for fiscal year 2017-2018 To provide valuable stakeholder input Click here for the Annual Meeting Save the Date! RSVP For Remote  … Read more

Helpdesk Closed September 26 and 27

The Helpdesk will be closed on September 26 & 27, 2017, to allow our staff to attend the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Annual Conference in Brainerd, MN.  We will resume regular business office hours on Thursday, September 28, 2017. We hope to see you there!

HMIS ROI – Client Revokes Consent, or Vice Versa

Our HMIS community continues to ask us great questions about the HMIS ROI. Let’s respond to two great questions below! Do either of these sound familiar? Q: What should I do if a client refuses to share (does not consent) and then later agrees (via a consented HMIS ROI)? A: If upon client record creation in  … Read more