Point-in-Time Deadline April 3

All final HMIS data for the night of the Point-in-Time Count, January 26, 2017, must be entered in the system by 11:30pm Monday, April 3rd. All Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing client data in the system that night will be considered a final version of your agency’s data for the 2017 HUD PIT Count. Please  … Read more

Slight Reduction to HMIS End User Fees

MN HMIS End User Fees have historically been an essential part of the MN HMIS budget. Feedback from communities and agencies across the state prompted the HMIS Finance Committee to take an in depth look at MN’s User Fee structure and overall cost. A great deal of time was spent examining this issue: alternative structures,  … Read more

Helpdesk will be Closed April 17 – 20, 2017

The Helpdesk will be closed April 17 – April 20, 2017, due to an all-ICA staff training on Qlik, the forthcoming reporting tool, in Des Moines, IA. Please plan ahead for report due dates (for that week and the following week) and run reports early. Contact the Helpdesk prior to April 17 with report questions to  … Read more

Thank You from the IGB Executive Committee!

MN HMIS Partners,   On behalf of the HMIS IGB Executive Committee, we are writing to recognize a major benchmark in Minnesota’s HMIS.  In April 2016, partners across the state initiated our decision to pursue a new direction for Minnesota’s HMIS Governance and System Administration. One year later, the HMIS Interim Governing Board is holding  … Read more

Southwest Minnesota Clears Waiting List For Homeless Veterans

Today, 18 counties in Southwest Minnesota announced they have cleared their housing waiting list for homeless Veterans. In a letter to the Southwest Continuum of Care (CoC) region, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, HUD, and VA, determined these counties have effectively ended homelessness among Veterans, becoming the 40th community in the nation to do  … Read more

ICA is Hiring a System Administrator for Southeast and Southwest CoCs

Our team is seeking to add a committed, passionate, and talented new member to join us in this exciting time for HMIS in Minnesota.  Please see the job description below and direct any questions to Project Director Demetri Vincze. Minnesota HMIS Regional System Administrator (Southeast and Southwest CoCs)

New APR and Submission Portal, Sage

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Who Does This Affect? Any homeless project that receives HUD CoC funding. What? Beginning on April 1, 2017 grantees will no longer submit APRs in e-snaps and will begin using a new system called Sage. There is a new APR that will be available in ServicePoint by April 3, 2017; we will send an announcement when this  … Read more

PIT Deadline Extended! Have You Run Your PIT Reports Yet?

Point-In-Time Count: Deadline Extended & Essential Next Steps Who Does This Affect? ALL Emergency Shelters (including voucher stays) and Transitional Housing agencies should read on. What? HUD has extended the deadline to submit the 2017 Point-In-Time Count data by two weeks. As such, we are revising our deadlines. What Action Do I Need to Take?  … Read more

ICA’s Regional System Administration Model

Now that we are finally fully staffed, ICA is very excited to introduce our regional model! Under this model, every CoC will be assigned at least one system administrator. What you can expect from your Regional System Administrator? The primary goal of this model is to increase our presence in the communities we serve, which  … Read more

Form Correction: OEO HYA Emergency Shelter Assessment

A Minnesota HMIS Service Point user brought to our attention that the OEO HYA Emergency Shelter Assessment data collection form available on our website was missing a question.  That question is: “Extent of homelessness by Minnesota’s definition on the day before program entry?”  It has been added to the assessment form, now re-uploaded to our website.  … Read more