FHPAP: Breaking Down the Twins on July 1

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While the FHPAP program is designed for the flexible use of funds, there are two distinct types of activities that need to be measured. The current provider set up for FHPAP funding conflates prevention and homeless assistance dollars. Not only does this make it difficult to track outcomes, this is also a compliance concern: HUD  … Read more

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

Reports Due (New due date!): FHPAP (Grantees)

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12 month reports are due. The reporting period is 7/1/15 – 6/30/16. Subgrantee Agencies should have data clean by 7/15/16 for the following reports: FHPAP Demographics and Entry Counts FHPAP Income Counts Grantees should have data clean by NEW! 8/18/2016 for the same reports above. The HMIS system administrator ICA will run the above reports  … Read more

Answers to Frequent FHPAP Questions

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FHPAP report season is upon us! FHPAP reports accounted for 23% of all reports ran in ART from January 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016. To prepare for the busy report season, we created answers to your frequently asked Helpdesk questions. We’ll continue to add to this list throughout report season, so check back and continue  … 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

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

State Fiscal Year Changes Coming Soon

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This email is to give you a heads up on HMIS Fiscal Year Changes that will impact your data collection and data entry processes. Fiscal Year Changes are determined by Minnesota’s HMIS and funders. These are relatively minor changes compared to the database changes of 2014. We are busy updating your data collection forms, your  … Read more