BYO Lunch & Learn on Data Retention and Immigration

ICA invites you to our second BYO Lunch & Learn Session on Data Retention and Immigration! What: BYO Lunch and Learn Topic: Data Retention and Immigration When:  Thursday, May 25th from 11:30am – 1pm Where: ICA’s Minneapolis Office, 1508 East Franklin Avenue Ste 100, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Or join us via webinar RSVP: If attending in person, click here   We are honored  … Read more

Data Quality Process Q2 2017

We are in the midst of our quarterly data quality process! We will be reviewing data for the second quarter of the Federal Fiscal Year 2017 (1/1/2017 – 3/31/2017). Read more about Minnesota’s DQ Process. If you haven’t done so already, please run and review the applicable Data Quality Reports below for the period January  … Read more

Quality Data Entry Benefits Agencies Statewide


Data entry accuracy is not only crucial to your agency, but with statewide data sharing, your data entry accuracy affects your community partners as well. Items to pay attention to include: Spelling of names and SSN; Adding SHARED to the Alias field for shared records so that when the next agency does their due diligence  … Read more

APR Available in ServicePoint

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Mediware, the ServicePoint Software developer, released the new APR. The report is available for projects to run and is located under Reports – CoC APR. Mediware is in the process of resolving identified report bugs. Outstanding report issues are related to: Household counts Relationship to Head of Household data quality Chronic count  If you run  … Read more

Correctly Documenting a Consented ROI in HMIS

Documentation Requirements For the purpose of this article, reference to an ROI is the ROI clients sign in order to release their data be shared statewide within HMIS. Two things need to happen to correctly document a consented ROI in HMIS. These steps are the responsibility of the agency creating the client record. Alias field should say  … Read more

Point-in-Time Deadline April 3

All final HMIS data for the night of the Point-in-Time Count, January 26, 2017, must be entered in the system by 11:30pm Monday, April 3rd. All Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing client data in the system that night will be considered a final version of your agency’s data for the 2017 HUD PIT Count. Please  … Read more

Slight Reduction to HMIS End User Fees

MN HMIS End User Fees have historically been an essential part of the MN HMIS budget. Feedback from communities and agencies across the state prompted the HMIS Finance Committee to take an in depth look at MN’s User Fee structure and overall cost. A great deal of time was spent examining this issue: alternative structures,  … Read more

Helpdesk will be Closed April 17 – 20, 2017

The Helpdesk will be closed April 17 – April 20, 2017, due to an all-ICA staff training on Qlik, the forthcoming reporting tool, in Des Moines, IA. Please plan ahead for report due dates (for that week and the following week) and run reports early. Contact the Helpdesk prior to April 17 with report questions to  … Read more

Thank You from the IGB Executive Committee!

MN HMIS Partners,   On behalf of the HMIS IGB Executive Committee, we are writing to recognize a major benchmark in Minnesota’s HMIS.  In April 2016, partners across the state initiated our decision to pursue a new direction for Minnesota’s HMIS Governance and System Administration. One year later, the HMIS Interim Governing Board is holding  … Read more

Southwest Minnesota Clears Waiting List For Homeless Veterans

Today, 18 counties in Southwest Minnesota announced they have cleared their housing waiting list for homeless Veterans. In a letter to the Southwest Continuum of Care (CoC) region, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, HUD, and VA, determined these counties have effectively ended homelessness among Veterans, becoming the 40th community in the nation to do  … Read more