Important News About Coordinated Entry Reports

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Minnesota’s HMIS has recently undergone exciting changes in Coordinated Entry workflow, and as a result we’re revising the suite of reports available for Coordinated Entry reporting. Some reports will be updated to work with the recent changes; others will be retired. Read on to learn more about the future of Coordinated Entry Reports. Priority List  … Read more

There’s a New Weekly COVID-19 News Alert


ICA is publishing a weekly Friday news alert with information related to COVID-19 and the role of HMIS. We know this is a busy and challenging time for homeless service providers, so this weekly news alert will be focused on the information you need to know about what ICA is doing to help agencies and  … Read more

Spotlight on Our Report Writer!


You may not be familiar with Amanda Franklin, ICA’s Report Writer, but if you use ART for reporting, you are probably very familiar with her work! Amanda works with us all the way from Texas, where she builds the reports that help CoCs and agencies track client outcomes, check data quality and completeness, monitor the  … Read more

DHS HTA Quarterly Reports Due April 15th, 2020

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Quarterly reports for DHS HTA programs are due April 15th, 2020 for the reporting period from 1/1/20 – 3/31/20. The following reports should be run and submitted directly to DHS:   DHS HTA Demographics Counting Report   DHS HTA Outcomes Report   See the DHS-HTA HMIS User Guide for more information.  

ICA Developing Tools for COVID-19 Response


In response to the recent pandemic, ICA is developing two tools to assist you with managing this situation on-the-ground and lessen the threat:  A COVID-19 Survey  Alert System  First, we are developing an optional COVID-19 Survey within a client’s entry in Service Point (HMIS). The focus of this survey is to document results of a COVID-19 screening, if  … Read more

HMIS Release of Information (ROI) and Verbal Consent

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As many agencies are moving to phone-only interviews and meetings with clients, ICA has received several questions about obtaining verbal consent for a release of information (ROI).   A signature is not required on the general HMIS ROI and agencies can document that verbal consent has been obtained from the client by indicating this on the signature line. While  … Read more

The MN HMIS Website is Changing!


ICA has been working on a new MN HMIS website ( that is scheduled to go live in the afternoon of Friday, April 10th.  The basic site layout and the majority of the website content will not change. The MN HMIS site will be moving to a different website hosting platform that will result in  … Read more