New APR Instructions

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We have created new instructions for pulling the Annual Performance Report (APR) from HMIS. While any projects can run an APR, it is only required for projects that receive Continuum of Care (CoC) money from HUD. You can also check out the recent webinar on the new APR. This webinar provides an overview of the  … Read more

New APR Visualization Tool

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On April 1st, HUD transitioned to a new version of the Annual Performance Report for projects funded through the CoC Program. Providers now submit their APRs to HUD through Sage. If you have downloaded this report, you know that it looks a bit different than the PDF or Excel file you used to manually enter  … 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

New APR and Submission Portal, Sage

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Who Does This Affect? Any homeless project that receives HUD CoC funding. What? Beginning on April 1, 2017 grantees will no longer submit APRs in e-snaps and will begin using a new system called Sage. There is a new APR that will be available in ServicePoint by April 3, 2017; we will send an announcement when this  … Read more

How YOU Can Help Your CoC Score Sky High for Federal Funding!

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Starting November 5, your State System Administrator (Wilder Research) will be running reports for all your projects to prepare for your CoC’s NOFA Program Application to apply for HUD-CoC funding for your region. We will send the reports directly to your CoC Coordinator. The NOFA will be looking at all clients enrolled in your providers  … Read more

Federal Data Standards Changes Effective October 1, 2015

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Twice a year changes (big and small) occur to data standards that impact data collection and data entry. For Minnesota, these changes are effective July 1. For HUD (Federal), these changes are effective October 1. We have updated your Data Collection Forms to accommodate these changes effective today. Be sure to print new forms and discard  … Read more

2015 HMIS User Award Winners for Exemplary Data Quality!

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MH Housing-LTH: Julie Shannon, Project for Pride in Living DHS-OEO THP: The Rochester Salvation Army DHS-OEO HYA: LSS Metro Homeless Youth Program DHS-HTHP: Mandy Arden, Red Wing Youth Outreach HUD-ESG-DHS OEO: Julie Caraway-Jensen, Partners for Affordable Housing DHS-OEO ESP: Parents in Community Action MN Housing-FHPAP: Gail Beckman, Kootaska CoC-Wide Data Quality: Southwest CoC Thank you  … Read more

Trouble Accessing e-snaps?

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 Although we do not provide technical support for e-snaps, we are aware of issues related to browser compatibility. We have heard that progress is being made to correct these issues, but we are providing a workaround for each browser. These instructions are available with access to ServicePoint under System News. (If you do not have access  … Read more

HUD-CoC Projects – It’s NOFA Time!

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READ THIS IMPORTANT UPDATE SINCE THIS NEWS ITEM WAS POSTED. Additional instructions will follow on how to use HMIS to complete your application (you will only use HMIS to complete Q5 and Q6). Q5: Bowman is working on a report which will be released shortly (fingers crossed!) to help you answer the questions about households and  … Read more

Social Security Numbers and Anonymous Clients

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As you know, it is a top priority of Minnesota’s HMIS system to ensure that the data entered into ServicePoint remains secure and reflects our clients’ instructions. Earlier this year we learned that there were a number of records in ServicePoint for anonymous clients that included a Social Security Number (SSN). Since the SSN clearly  … Read more