Point-in-Time Data Dashboard by CoC

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count  … Read more

PATH Updated Instructions – Now Posted!


As PATH users are by now aware, we had to make an adjustment to the workflow after the new PATH report was released in April and sent out a document detailing that change. We have now posted updated instructions to our website with the purpose of reflecting that change. We are in the process of  … Read more

Can I Share HMIS Data Outside of HMIS?


A consented HMIS ROI releases an individual’s data to be viewed in HMIS by authorized users with a legitimate business purpose. A separate release is absolutely necessary for information in HMIS to be shared outside of HMIS; consult your agency’s legal team to determine if you have the appropriate paperwork in place. For your reference,  … Read more

FHPAP: Breaking Down the Twins on July 1


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

Upcoming State Data Element Changes – Effective July 1


As announced in the April 27 MN HMIS Newsletter, there will be one change to the MN Universal Data Elements, which will go into effect on July 1, 2017. Leave any of these? The question will remain a MN Universal Data Element, but it will be reduced to a single question focused on the last  … Read more

Helpdesk is Closed Memorial Day


The Helpdesk will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017.  We will resume regular business office hours on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm, with the exception of major holidays. Happy Memorial Day!

Thank You!

Thank you for being so responsive and working diligently with ICA and your CoC coordinator over the last couple of months to clean up data in preparation for the System Performance Measures submission to HUD! Submissions are right around the corner. If there are any outstanding requests from ICA to your agency, please address those  … Read more

Summer 2017 Live Webinar Series

We are pleased to offer our community live webinar trainings (optional) on a variety of topics this summer to refresh your skills and learn about data! Although most of these webinars are geared towards HMIS data entry and reporting staff, anyone is welcome to attend! _________________________________ WATCH PREVIOUS WEBINARS Updating Sub-Assessments – HUD Verification (Data  … Read more