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

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

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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