Helpdesk is Closed Memorial Day

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The Helpdesk will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017.  We will resume regular business office hours on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm, with the exception of major holidays. Happy Memorial Day!

Thank You!

Thank you for being so responsive and working diligently with ICA and your CoC coordinator over the last couple of months to clean up data in preparation for the System Performance Measures submission to HUD! Submissions are right around the corner. If there are any outstanding requests from ICA to your agency, please address those  … Read more

Summer 2017 Live Webinar Series

We are pleased to offer our community live webinar trainings (optional) on a variety of topics this summer to refresh your skills and learn about data! Although most of these webinars are geared towards HMIS data entry and reporting staff, anyone is welcome to attend!   PATH Workflow – Review and Q&A Wednesday, July 12  … Read more

Data Quality Matters – Part 1

This is the first of a 4-part series focusing on data quality. This first installment will provide an overview on what data quality is, and why it is important to the work we do. Why Data is Important: Getting the Funding You Need to Do What You Do The use of HMIS is helping policymakers,  … Read more

Minnesota Housing FHPAP Provider Split

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As of July 1, 2017, FHPAP ServicePoint providers will be divided into two types of activities: Housing Prevention and Housing Assistance. This is to more accurately align FHPAP project activities with their project types, ensure HUD compliance, and to better measure activities and outcomes in HMIS.  ICA and Minnesota Housing are working closely on this  … Read more

DHS LTHSSF Reports Due June 1

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The DHS LTHSSF reports for 2016 are due on June 1, 2017. In preparation for this report submission, please ensure your HMIS data for LTHSSF programs is entered and complete. See ICA’s LTHSSF User Guide. Agencies are responsible for ensuring data is accurate and complete. To do so, run HMIS Data Check and Data  Quality  … Read more

APR for Multiple Providers

Do you need to run your APR for multiple providers? Email mnhmis@icalliances.org as we will need to create a Reporting Group for you. HUD provided information that indicated Sage would be able to merge together multiple CSV uploads when a grantee has more than one provider set up in HMIS for a single APR submission.  … Read more

Upcoming State Data Element Changes

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After gathering user feedback and a robust discussion at the April HMIS Policy & Prioritization meeting attended by HMIS governance members, State Funders, ICA staff, and HMIS users, it was decided that there will be one change to the MN Universal Data Elements, which will go into effect on July 1, 2017. Leave any of  … Read more

We’re Back from Iowa!

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Thank you for your patience in our team’s absence last week! Although it was tough to be away, we had a great time collaborating with our ICA team members working on HMIS across the country. We also learned about the reporting tool Qlik that will replace ART.  Our software developer, Mediware, is working diligently to  … Read more