New Instructions for Housing Providers on CES Referrals Workflow

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ICA has received a number of requests for CES referrals workflow instructions that are customized specifically for housing providers receiving referrals and returning households to priority lists. The value of this is that those housing providers would not have to skip around the full instructions document to complete all the steps. Newly updated housing provider-specific  … Read more

Call for HMIS User Testers for Core Report Rollout

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6/18/18 Update for User Testers: Here’s a link to provide input on the testing that you’ve done for the Core Report. Please submit by end of day, Friday, June 22nd. Original Post: HMIS users: Do you take pride in your data quality? Do you nerd out when you compile quarterly reports? Have you noticed, and  … Read more

We’re Hiring!

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Our Hennepin County team is hiring a System Administrator! The ideal candidate for this job is a detail-oriented, self-guided professional with experience using and helping others use databases in a nonprofit setting. You love investigating and solving logical problems, thrive on helping others do their job, and understand how data can serve efforts to end  … Read more

Upcoming Helpdesk Closures

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Our Helpdesk will be closed the following days: Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day) Friday, June 1st (ICA MN event) We will have extra Helpdesk staff scheduled on Friday, May 25th, Tuesday, May 29th, Thursday, May 31st, and Monday, June 4th. Please plan accordingly. We will be monitoring for password resets and other urgent requests on  … Read more

Sharing Disability Documentation in HMIS

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We recently received a question about whether the HMIS ROI allows an agency to upload and share Professional Statements of Need (PSN) or other documentation of a person’s disability status. Sharing this information can help reduce barriers to people accessing housing by making eligibility-related documentation more readily available to CES and to housing providers. After  … Read more

News from the HUD Exchange: HUD Conducting Survey of All RRH Programs

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From the HUD Exchange: “In April and May, HUD will be conducting a web-based survey of all rapid re-housing (RRH) programs as part of a national study to explore and document how RRH programs currently serve and interact with homeless households. RRH programs across the country, including Continuum of Care (CoC) program- and Emergency Solutions  … Read more