Can I share HMIS data with non-HMIS staff at my agency?

Can I share HMIS data with non-HMIS staff at my agency? Please note that Minnesota’s HMIS Data Privacy Notice (on the first page of the ROI packet) includes the following language: As such, HMIS users are able to share information in HMIS with non-HMIS users within the same agency in order to provide services (for example,  … Read more

Housing Support (GRH) in HMIS: Important Information!

With the November 1st go-live date quickly approaching, there are a few things that Housing Support (GRH) projects should know about upcoming communications: Project contacts will receive New Provider IDs via email with general data entry information on Friday, October 27th All Housing Support users should have access by November 1. If users should have  … Read more

FHPAP Reports Ready for Use!

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  Attention FHPAP projects and grantees: Thank you for your patience as we worked with our software developer, Mediware, to ensure our reports work correctly after the 2017 HUD Data Standards upgrade. Now ready for use, the FHPAP suite of reports have been revised to align with the provider split! You will notice a new  … Read more

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