The 2018 Point-in-Time Count is January 24th

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Save the date! The 2018 Point-in-Time Count in Minnesota will be held from sunset on January 24th to sunrise on January 25th. To prepare for the upcoming PIT, watch our recent webinar on 2017 PIT data highlighting statewide trends compared to national data, and understand the state of homelessness in Minnesota. We also discuss how  … Read more

Housing Support (GRH) Training Information

The Housing Support (GRH) Training recording is now available on our website. Please see information below for specific information regarding training for Housing Support projects. For CURRENT Users of HMIS: Watch Housing Support (GRH) Live Training Video Submit Housing Support (GRH) Training Completion Form to inform ICA that this REQUIRED training has been completed. Necessary  … Read more

Update on Issues with Data Standards Changes

ICA continues to work with Mediware to address the issues with the implementation of Data Standards changes, related to Residential Move-in Date and Housing Move-in Date. Please continue to hold off on your FHPAP reporting until we indicate that the issue has been resolved. However, please continue with data entry as usual.

Update on Canned Reports

ICA has been working closely with Mediware to receive updates on the status of canned reports. We expect to have updated AHAR, PATH, and SSVF reports by the end of the week. Updates to the APR and CAPER reports are expected shortly thereafter. Once these reports have been updated we will send out a newsletter  … Read more

The 2017 AHAR Process Is Here! What Should Users Do?

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Attention All ES, TH, and PSH Agencies: What? Each October since 2007, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launches the data collection process that becomes the Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR). This is a nationwide estimate of households experiencing homelessness throughout 2016. To learn about the process, and your role, watch this 2017  … Read more

Do Not Run FHPAP Reports At This Time

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ALERT: Due to the 10/1/17 HUD Data Standards upgrade, several data elements that pertain to FHPAP reports (and all Rapid Re-Housing projects). We strongly advise against running FHPAP reports at this time. We are actively working on this issue with our software developer, Mediware, and are in communication with MN Housing. MN Housing has elected  … Read more

ESG CAPER Submission Updates

The below was copied in full from the email sent from the HUD Exchange Mailing List on Friday, September 29.   The deadline for HMIS system administrators to update the ESG-CAPER 2017 Report programmed in HMIS and comparable databases is October 1, 2017 to coincide with the HMIS 2017 Data Standards. The updated ESG-CAPER 2017  … Read more

2017 AHAR Agency Kick-Off Webinar

AHAR Agency Kick-Off October 09, 2017 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm Register  Purpose: This webinar will introduce you to what AHAR is, your role as an agency or HMIS user, ICA’s project plan to keep it all on track, key deadlines, and support you can expect from ICA and your CoC Coordinator. Who should attend? HMIS  … Read more