ART Refreshes

How to Check When the Last ART Refresh Occurred: While ART refreshes are scheduled to occur twice a day, we’ve been experiencing a 60% success rate for ART refreshes these past few weeks. ART refreshes are critical as they upload data that you enter into HMIS into our Advanced Reporting Tool (ART) to allow the  … Read more

Helpdesk Closed April 24, 26, and 27, 2018

The Helpdesk will be closed Tuesday, April 24, Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27 as we attend some all-staff meetings.  We will have extra Helpdesk staff during that week on Monday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 25 and the following week on Monday, April 30 to assist with Helpdesk requests. Please plan accordingly. We will  … Read more

SSVF Data Change


The VA sent out a notice March 8, 2018 with a change to data collection requirements for SSVF projects to go into effect by April 30, 2018.  They are now requiring that SSVF projects collect the data element R6 Employment Status at project start and project exit for heads of households and adults served in  … Read more

Register Now: Training on New HMIS Policies


The HMIS Governing Board and its Policy and Prioritization Committee recently approved new HMIS Policies. Register now for the training in which we will unveil these changes. Your attendance is highly encouraged, but not required. What?  Training on new HMIS Policies! When?  April 18, 1-2:30 pm Why?  Learn about the changes! How? Webinar Note that  … Read more

We Want Your Input!


The HMIS Governing Board and its committees, along with ICA, have published a survey to gather input on three topics: 1) Minnesota-specific data elements, 2) HMIS priorities, and 3) user fees. The survey, which will be open through April 13th, contains fewer than 20 questions and allows participants to choose which of the three topics  … Read more

RHY Reminders


The 10/1/17 Data Standards ended the use of RHY Referrals, as a result, we are in the process of closing out these providers. We are first checking to ensure there are no clients currently enrolled in these programs (there shouldn’t have been, but we’re double checking). This is not a new change, just a continuation  … Read more

PIT Report Enhancements; Deadline Extended by 1 Week

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An important announcement for ES and TH users concerning the Point-in-Time Count: We released a new version of the 0630 Sheltered PIT Report with important feature enhancements. It now more clearly identifies errors, needed corrections, AND length of stay issues. Even if you ran this report in the past, you will need to review the data  … Read more

PIT in the News!

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Many of our partners across the state were featured in local news stories about the 2018 PIT Count. Check out the media coverage on the 2018 PIT Count page of our website.

HMIS Governing Board News

The HMIS Governing Board is holding officer elections for its Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary positions at its March 12th meeting. The Chair and Vice-Chair positions will be filled by one of the nine board members, whereas the Secretary position is open to all interested applicants.  Please email Justin Vorbach ( as soon as possible if  … Read more