Data Entry Reminder – DHS OEO HYA: Baseline Outcomes

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Starting on July 1, 2019 all OEO HYA Youth Supportive Housing programs were required to collect and enter Baseline Outcome data for clients. The HMIS assessment is called MN: OEO HYA Baseline Outcomes. As a reminder, this assessment is required for clients entering OEO HYA funded housing programs on or after July 1, 2019. If  … Read more

Bookmark This!: REPORTCollection

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Did your Helpdesk helper send you a link that was really useful and now you can’t find it in your email? Next time, Bookmark This!  New to bookmarks? Follow this link and follow the instructions for the browser of your choice. Looking for a report on data you have entered into HMIS? Not sure which  … Read more

Upcoming Helpdesk Closures


The MN HMIS Helpdesk will be closed on Thursday, 11/28 and Friday, 11/29. We will have extra staff scheduled on the Helpdesk before and after the closures. Please plan accordingly.

Update on APR and CAPER Issues

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As we reported on Monday, the APR and CAPER issues that were preventing submissions in Sage have now been addressed. While uploads will now process, we are aware of another issue in Table 22e of the reports that is causing children to be counted under “Data Not Collected,” even though the questions do not apply  … Read more

Quarterly Data Quality: Help us make it a treat, not a trick


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. 4 times per year, every single agency entering data into Minnesota’s HMIS will review their data quality simultaneously. This revolutionary shift in how we approach data quality together launches January  … Read more

Data Standards Report Updates Continue

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Per our recent news alert, we continue to update ART reports affected by the HUD Data Standards updates. Most highly used reports and reports with upcoming deadlines are fixed. As this work continues, be sure to reference the REPORTcollection for resolution status and current version.

2020 Point-in-Time Count will be Wednesday, January 22nd

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The 2020 Point-in-Time Count will be conducted in Minnesota on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. The PIT count is a one-night count of all sheltered and unsheltered persons in Minnesota.   Watch for communication from your Continuum of Care Coordinator(s) on local details.   ICA will again support this count with a PIT LIVE data portal for data  … Read more