Five Reflections from the Fall NHSDC Conference

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By Amy Olsen-Highness and Emily Salvaterra In mid-October, we had the honor of representing ICA Minnesota at the National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) conference in Austin, TX. This conference (held twice a year in the spring and fall) draws HMIS lead agency staff, CoC leadership, and HMIS users from across the country. Generally, everyone  … Read more

What Do You Want to See in the Newsletter? We Want to Hear From You!

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We’ve been making some improvements to our newsletter over the past few months and we’d like to hear your ideas about the content you’d like to see in future newsletters. We’ll continue to bring you important content like federal project updates, and reporting requirements, but we’ve added some new features that we hope will be  … Read more

Reminder: Quarterly Data Quality Needs You

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Quarterly Data Quality monitoring, a revolutionary shift in how we approach data quality together, is right around the corner and launching in January 2020! Part of this process is rolling out new expectations for data quality completeness, consistency and accuracy, and timeliness. Before implementing a new report and set of data quality standards, it is  … Read more

HUD Grant Consolidation? Let Your RSA Know!

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During the HUD 2018 CoC Program Competition, grant recipients were given the option to consolidate up to four of their eligible renewal projects into one grant. If your agency took advantage of that option, please reach out to your Regional System Administrator directly as soon as possible to carry out some work needed in HMIS  … Read more

Data Entry Reminder – DHS OEO HYA: Baseline Outcomes

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Starting on July 1, 2019 all OEO HYA Youth Supportive Housing programs were required to collect and enter Baseline Outcome data for clients. The HMIS assessment is called MN: OEO HYA Baseline Outcomes. As a reminder, this assessment is required for clients entering OEO HYA funded housing programs on or after July 1, 2019. If  … Read more

Bookmark This!: REPORTCollection

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Did your Helpdesk helper send you a link that was really useful and now you can’t find it in your email? Next time, Bookmark This!  New to bookmarks? Follow this link and follow the instructions for the browser of your choice. Looking for a report on data you have entered into HMIS? Not sure which  … Read more

Upcoming Helpdesk Closures

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The MN HMIS Helpdesk will be closed on Thursday, 11/28 and Friday, 11/29. We will have extra staff scheduled on the Helpdesk before and after the closures. Please plan accordingly.

Update on APR and CAPER Issues

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As we reported on Monday, the APR and CAPER issues that were preventing submissions in Sage have now been addressed. While uploads will now process, we are aware of another issue in Table 22e of the reports that is causing children to be counted under “Data Not Collected,” even though the questions do not apply  … Read more