Limited Helpdesk Coverage on Thursday, May 23rd

ICA System Administrators will be working hard on finalizing the FFY18 SPM submissions on Thursday, May 23rd. The Helpdesk will be open, however coverage will be limited. Please anticipate slower response times. We will prioritize password resets (minimal to no delay). If we won’t be able to respond same-day to an inquiry, we will make  … Read more

FHPAP Prevention Assessment Tool in HMIS July 1st

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The 2019-2021 biennium for FHPAP is upon us and starts on July 1st. The Prevention Assessment Tool is being implemented in HMIS and will be live for the start of the new biennium on July 1st, 2019. The Prevention Assessment Tool is currently being used by Prevention providers across the state for FHPAP prevention services.  … Read more

Join ICA on June 6th for a Lunch and Learn Featuring the Mapping Prejudice Project

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ICA invites you to an upcoming BYO Lunch and Learn featuring Kevin Ehrman-Solberg and Kirsten Delegard of the Mapping Prejudice project. The Mapping Prejudice project explores the history of racially-based housing discrimination in Minneapolis by mapping racially-restrictive housing covenants and exposing the resulting residential segregation and structural racism that persists today. This event will be in two parts: a  … Read more

Upcoming BYO Lunch and Learn: Mapping Prejudice

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Save the date for an upcoming BYO Lunch and Learn on Thursday, June 6th from 11am – 1pm with Kevin Ehrman-Solberg from the Mapping Prejudice project. The Mapping Prejudice project explores the history of racially-based housing discrimination in Minneapolis by mapping racially-restrictive housing covenants and exposing the resulting residential segregation and structural racism that persists  … Read more

Announcement: It’s FFY18 System Performance Measures Submission Season!

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ICA launched into System Performance Measures preparations last week and we have already begun sending out data corrections emails to agencies.   If you have received data corrections instructions from a Regional System Administrator, please block out some time to complete those over the next two weeks. This ensures there is time for RSAs to answer your questions, review work,  … Read more

Join the P&P Committee on May 1 to discuss data element changes

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In March, HMIS users and stakeholders were asked to propose changes to Minnesota’s universal and program-specific data elements. Your responses have been compiled and shared with the Policy & Prioritization Committee, which determines changes to universal data elements, and State Homeless Program Staff, who determine changes to program-specific data elements.  The Policy & Prioritization Committee will meet on Wednesday, May  … Read more

Turning Data into Insight Series: Using HMIS to Understand Systems

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This edition of Turning Data Into Insight spotlights how researchers, legislators, and policymakers use HMIS data to understand the homelessness assistance system and work toward improvements.   The information you collect and submit for projects like the Point in Time Count and the Housing Inventory Count is critical to ensuring decision-makers have an accurate picture of the work  … Read more

Join our Reporting & Evaluation Team – We’re Hiring!

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We’re hiring two positions on the ICA Minnesota Reporting and Evaluation Team. The interview process for these positions has begun, so if you are interested in applying, please do so by Friday, May 24th! Reporting Specialist (12-month contract) Are you a whiz with data viz? Dabbled in SQL, R, Access, SAP BusinessObjects or Python? Do you  … Read more