Turning HMIS Data Into Insight: Part 1

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We’re thrilled to launch this extended series of news articles to help our users turn HMIS data into insights. Over the coming weeks, we’ll share brand new resources about HMIS that you can leverage in your everyday work, when advocating, or making program decisions. They’re developed in the spirit of building data-driven culture. The first  … Read more

What Do HMIS User Fees Pay For?


HMIS end user fees are an essential component of the overall Minnesota HMIS budget and can be used to cover a variety of expenses needed to operate Minnesota’s HMIS. Expenses covered by user fees will vary from year to year and may include: ICA staff expenses for administration of the system ICA does not charge  … Read more

Helpdesk Closure on Monday, February 18th


The Helpdesk will be closed on Monday, February 18th for Presidents’ Day and will re-open on Tuesday, February 19th. We will have extra staff scheduled on Helpdesk on other days.

Reminder: Updated Versions of the General HMIS Instructions and Households How-To Guide Now Available!

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ICA revamped the General HMIS Instructions and Households How-To Guide to make them more comprehensive and easy to use, so be sure to check them out if you haven’t already! We used our most frequent Helpdesk questions to develop updated versions of these instructions that will be a helpful resource for all HMIS users. Like  … Read more

DHS-OEO THP Goals Counting Report Change

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The THP Goals counting report is now called the “THP Goals Follow-Up Counting and Detail” report. Please note that data collection requirements and procedures have not changed – the report was re-designed to give your funder a greater amount of detail about client Goals and their follow-ups. THP grantees should run this report as usual,  … Read more

The Point-in-Time Count was Last Night, What Now?


The 2019 Point-In-Time Count was last night! Many folks across the state are busy administering surveys and continuing their outreach efforts today to compile the one-day snapshot of homelessness in Minnesota. You may inquire about where someone stayed on PIT night up to 7 days after the PIT. What Now? For our HMIS participating Emergency  … Read more