2019 HMIS Annual Priorities

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The HMIS Governing Board, using input provided from other HMIS stakeholders, has developed five strategic priorities for the 2019 HMIS Operating Year to help ICA prioritize project requests. On November 19th, the HMIS Governing Board approved the following priorities for the 2019 HMIS Operating Year (ending 8/31/19):    Project requests that fall under one of  … Read more

We’re Hiring!


We’re hiring for two 12-month contract positions: The HMIS System Administrator is primarily responsible for providing project-based technical support to homeless service agencies using the HMIS. You can view the job description here. The HMIS Helpdesk Specialist is primarily responsible for providing technical support to homeless service agencies via the HMIS Helpdesk. You can view the job description here. This  … Read more

HOPWA User Guide and Data Collection Forms Now Available

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ICA MN has made available an HMIS user guide and data collection forms for HUD HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) grantees. These materials support compliance with funder requirements for that program. Check out these materials on the Forms and Instructions section of the website. Contact the Helpdesk with any questions about these materials.  

The HMIS Helpdesk Will Be Closed For Thanksgiving

The Helpdesk will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving and will re-open on Monday, November 26th. We will have extra Helpdesk staff scheduled before and after the holiday.

MN HMIS Accomplishments


As we shared at the Annual Meeting, MN HMIS has seen improvements in bed coverage, data quality, and other system goals. Collectively, we are building the foundation needed to help HMIS inform better funding, planning, and policy decisions. We haven’t yet realized the full potential of HMIS, but ICA is encouraged by our progress and excited  … Read more

RHY Upload Dates

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The RHY upload period opened November 12th and will be open through Friday, November 30th. Data from 10/1/17 – 9/30/18 should be uploaded to RHYPoint. Grantees can run the 0263 RHY Data Quality Report to review their data before exporting. Each project type should be exported separately. For more details on Data Quality Reports and the  … Read more

One Week to Early Bird DQ Deadline for the LSA

Be your agency’s HMIS hero!    via GIPHY There is ONE WEEK left for the early bird deadline to resolve your data quality issues for the LSA (AHAR 2.0). All Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Re-housing, Street Outreach, and Safe Haven projects must have data issues resolved by end of day November 21st.  All participating agencies should have received an  … Read more

Winter is Coming; the LSA is HERE!

Today’s the day! The official launch of the LSA season.  We gave notice of the big changes underway with HUD’s Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) a few weeks back. The big project for us this time of year has a new face: the AHAR’s primary data source is now the Longitudinal System Analysis (LSA).   ICA has been  … Read more

Mediware Rebranding to WellSky

As you may have heard, Mediware has rebranded to WellSky.  As they put it, “WellSky is the culmination of Mediware’s long-term, strategic vision to unify all of our brands and deliver solutions and services that extend between and beyond the continuum of care.” What does this mean for us? This is not a new software.  … Read more