Do Not Run FHPAP Reports At This Time

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ALERT: Due to the 10/1/17 HUD Data Standards upgrade, several data elements that pertain to FHPAP reports (and all Rapid Re-Housing projects). We strongly advise against running FHPAP reports at this time. We are actively working on this issue with our software developer, Mediware, and are in communication with MN Housing. MN Housing has elected  … Read more

FHPAP Provider Split Is Back On

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FHPAP grantees and service providers (sub-grantees) please read this important update. The FHPAP provider split (see previous news alerts) has resumed. Before week’s end, FHPAP grantees will receive an email from ICA with new HMIS FHPAP provider IDs. There is one additional change in workflow to note: doubled up households will be entered into a  … Read more

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

Answers to Frequent FHPAP Questions

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This news article was intended to be time-limited, but we’ve noticed it continue to be a resource for data correction. While we figure out a new home for data correction information, please note this article reflects report due dates and reports from June 23, 2016 and has not been updated to reflect new information.    … 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

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