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

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

2017 HUD HMIS Data Standards

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On October 1, 2017, HUD is rolling out (as they do every October) changes to the data elements they require all projects participating in HMIS to collect. To make sure you understand the changes, we will be releasing a video on September 20, 2017 that explains the changes and how they will impact your data  … Read more

2017 HUD HMIS Data Standards

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  On October 1, 2017, HUD is rolling out (as they do every October) changes to the data elements they require all projects participating in HMIS to collect. This provides standardization for data collection around the country, allowing for a better understanding of homelessness around our country. Homelessness can then be analyzed at a national  … Read more

Final Rule on “Chronically Homeless” by HUD

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Read HUD’s new definition of “Chronically Homeless”  and find out what these changes mean for your project.  The new regulation was published on December 4th, 2015 and CoC recipients must comply with the rule starting January 15th 2016. In summary: The webinar explains the documentation requirements for chronic homelessness and how to calculate length of time homeless.  … Read more

HUD Announcement for E-snaps Compatibility with the New APR

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*Update* We are providing an update to previous communication that went out on October 23: “All APRs (Annual Progress Reports) due on or after November 1 will be expected to use this new reports.”  Although the new APR will be ready for use in ServicePoint, HUD announced a delay in the ability for e-snaps to accept the new APR  … Read more

HMIS Standard Reporting Terminology Glossary from HUD

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HUD recently published the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Standard Reporting Terminology Glossary, an HMIS Glossary to provide HMIS vendors, HMIS Leads and System Administrators, and communities with tools to improve the efficiency of data collection and reporting.  The HMIS Glossary provides standardized programming logic for certain terms (e.g., chronically homeless, household types) that are used by  … Read more

New APR to be Released by November 1

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Bowman is currently developing a new APR (Annual Progress Report) expected to be released November 1, 2015. All APRs due on or after November 1 will be expected to use this new report. If you have an APR due in October, you will still use the current APR in ART; make sure to submit your  … Read more