High Priority Homeless Eligibility Confirmation Report Now Available!

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Starting January 1, 2019, existing MN Housing LTH providers have the option to utilize “High Priority Homeless” eligibility criteria (new developments are required to use HPH). In order for providers to verify they are meeting this eligibility criteria for each enrolled client, ICA has developed a report that provides evidence that individual clients were referred  … Read more

New Dashboard Shows Racial Disparities in Homelessness

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Explore ICA’s Racial Disparities in Homelessness dashboard to review rates of homelessness of different race and ethnicity groups in Minnesota and your CoC. Recent research from the National Alliance to End Homelessness shows that most racial minority groups consistently experience homelessness at higher rates than whites. African Americans made up more than 40 percent of  … Read more

Upcoming Helpdesk Closures

The HMIS Helpdesk will be closed on Monday, December 24th, Tuesday, December 25th, Monday, December 31st, and Tuesday, January 1st for the holidays. We will have extra staff scheduled on the Helpdesk on other days. Please plan accordingly.

HMIS Project Request Process

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In our last newsletter, we announced the 2019 Annual Priorities, approved by the HMIS Governing Board in November.  Since then, we’ve added several key resources to the Projects page of hmismn.org to help explain the project review process created by ICA and the Policy & Prioritization Committee (P&P) of the Board. Available resources now include:  … Read more

2019 HMIS Annual Priorities

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The HMIS Governing Board, using input provided from other HMIS stakeholders, has developed five strategic priorities for the 2019 HMIS Operating Year to help ICA prioritize project requests. On November 19th, the HMIS Governing Board approved the following priorities for the 2019 HMIS Operating Year (ending 8/31/19):  Project requests that fall under one of these  … Read more

We’re Hiring!

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We’re hiring for a 12-month contract position: The HMIS System Administrator is primarily responsible for providing project-based technical support to homeless service agencies using the HMIS. You can view the job description here. Please direct all questions to opportunities@icalliances.org.  

HOPWA User Guide and Data Collection Forms Now Available

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ICA MN has made available an HMIS user guide and data collection forms for HUD HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) grantees. These materials support compliance with funder requirements for that program. Check out these materials on the Forms and Instructions section of the website. Contact the Helpdesk with any questions about these materials.  

The HMIS Helpdesk Will Be Closed For Thanksgiving

The Helpdesk will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving and will re-open on Monday, November 26th. We will have extra Helpdesk staff scheduled before and after the holiday.

MN HMIS Accomplishments

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As we shared at the Annual Meeting, MN HMIS has seen improvements in bed coverage, data quality, and other system goals. Collectively, we are building the foundation needed to help HMIS inform better funding, planning, and policy decisions. We haven’t yet realized the full potential of HMIS, but ICA is encouraged by our progress and excited  … Read more