Point-In-Time Count Approaching!

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The Point-In-Time (PIT) Count is fast approaching. This year’s PIT night is January 22, 2020.This annual count of people experiencing homelessness involves HMIS users, ICA staff, CoC Coordinators, and volunteers. This is a truly communal effort, as folks from around Minnesota in our sector work together to take a one-night snapshot of the state of  … Read more

How to Make Sure a Client Record is Closed

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CLOSED client records are NOT shared statewide in HMIS and they exist because the clients have refused to sign the Release of Information (ROI). It’s important to know how to properly create a CLOSED profile for a client that chooses to opt out of sharing their data statewide in HMIS. The 3-Step Rule for Making  … Read more

Upcoming Helpdesk Closures

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The MN HMIS Helpdesk will be closed on Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 21st and will have extra staff scheduled on the Helpdesk that day. Please plan accordingly.

Quarterly Data Quality Training Sessions – Register Today!

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Over the past year, ICA, CoC Coordinators, State Partners, the Tribal Collaborative, and users have worked together to design Minnesota’s Quarterly Data Quality (QDQ) monitoring process. Quarterly Data Quality is launching in January 2020 and QDQ in-person training occurs January 7th through January 16th. CoC Specific Content: These sessions will have information about monitoring that  … Read more

Upcoming Helpdesk Closures

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The MN HMIS Helpdesk will be closed on Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 1st. Please plan accordingly. We will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd and will have extra staff scheduled on the Helpdesk that day to answer all your questions!

Quarterly Data Quality Training Sessions

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Over the past year, ICA, CoC Coordinators, State Partners, the Tribal Collaborative, and users have worked together to design Minnesota’s Quarterly Data Quality monitoring process. The process is nearly complete and the trainings are just around the corner. Four times per year, every single agency entering data into Minnesota’s HMIS will review their data quality  … Read more

It’s Not Just Rumors – New Coordinated Entry Data Standards are Coming!

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On October 1, HUD released new 2020 Data Standards and, after years of waiting for Coordinated Entry-specific required data elements, we finally have some! Since most communities have been doing Coordinated Entry for years already and have well-established data collection processes, HUD is giving CoCs until April 1, 2020 to fully incorporate them (rather than  … Read more