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

OEO HYA Trans Perm Follow Up Report Update

While no action needs to be taken at this time, please note the HYA Trans Perm Follow Up Data Check V.2017.6 and HYA Trans Perm Follow Up Counting V.2017.6 have been updated. This update fixes instances of duplicate 6 and 24 Month Follow Up goals where more than one Entry Exit is present for a  … Read more

Your Input Needed on the Data HMIS Collects

HMIS Users and Other Interested Stakeholders, On behalf of HMIS Governance, I write to solicit your input on the data that is gathered in Minnesota’s HMIS.  As has been done in prior years, we are reviewing data collection requirements at the state level and seek broad input from the community.  In conducting this review, our  … Read more

Governing Board Applications Closed

Thank you to all that put considerable time and effort into applying to be a part of the HMIS Governing Board!  Each applicant will receive a phone call from an Interim Governing Board member as a follow up.  While not everyone could make it onto the Board, we hope you will all join one of  … Read more

2017 PIT: It’s Time to Run PIT Reports!

We have just released the 2017 Point-in-Time (PIT) reports in ServicePoint. Here is a link to detailed instructions on which reports to pull, how to read them, and how to correct for data errors: Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Report Instructions for Users 2017 Note the timeline below. If, after reviewing all instructions, you have questions over  … Read more