Decode ServicePoint Provider Names

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For the ServicePoint database, a provider is a technical term for a mechanism used to organize data into groups for data entry and reporting purposes. Providers are the heart of ServicePoint. Understanding your agency’s providers and where to enter your client data is crucial to client confidentiality and correct reporting. The Provider Naming Convention document  … Read more

Easy Way to Track 2016 Report Due Dates

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Having trouble keeping track of all your report due dates? And which reports are due? We just released 2 one-pagers for your mandated funder report due dates. These are designed to help YOU coordinate and help US plan for busy Helpdesk weeks! HMIS Reporting Requirements for Users – Reports Due Between 1/1/16 – 6/30/16 HMIS  … Read more

Final Rule on “Chronically Homeless” by HUD

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Read HUD’s new definition of “Chronically Homeless”  and find out what these changes mean for your project.  The new regulation was published on December 4th, 2015 and CoC recipients must comply with the rule starting January 15th 2016. In summary: The webinar explains the documentation requirements for chronic homelessness and how to calculate length of time homeless.  … Read more

2015 CoC Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Reports Posted

HUD has posted the 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Reports on the HUD Exchange. These reports provide a snapshot of a CoC’s HIC, an inventory of housing conducted annually during the last ten days in January, and are available at the national and state level, as well as for each CoC.  … Read more

Guess how many Data Quality reports we sent in 2015!

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Part of our role as your State System Administrator is to administer the data quality process for the state of Minnesota. Dol Hassan, a member of our HMIS State System Administrator team, manages our data quality process and runs all the reports that get sent to your CoC coordinator. That prompts your CoC coordinator to  … Read more

Analyzing the ESG CAPER (2015 BETA) for HUD-ESG-DHS OEO

Who should read this post? As stated in an October 23 post, Bowman released the new ESG CAPER in beta mode in late October. For most HUD-ESG projects, you do not have to worry about the ESG CAPER until 2016. That will allow us time to thoroughly analyze the new ESG CAPER and prepare detailed  … Read more

Reminder: Upload your RHY Data before December 8

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The deadline for final submission of your RHY data to the RHYPoint portal is December 8. Please submit your data as soon as possible for review in order to identify potential data quality issues early. The morning following your data submission, you will be emailed a RHY Data Quality Report Card report that details whether  … Read more

A Warm Welcome to Grace Lee

Grace Lee joined the State System Administrator team as our new HMIS Technical Manager. In this role, Grace will manage technical functions involved with the statewide system administration. She will also ensure that technical service delivery is aligned with the overall technical vision, regulatory and contract requirements, and client needs for HMIS. Grace comes to  … Read more

Drum Roll, Please…Teresa Howard Has Been Promoted!

Please join us in congratulating Teresa Howard on her promotion to the newly defined position of HMIS Services Manager! Teresa has worked both hard and smart for the HMIS community. In her new role, Teresa is now officially responsible for managing substantial portions of the HMIS project. Within HMIS Teresa is the liaison between the  … Read more