New APR to be Released by November 1

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Bowman is currently developing a new APR (Annual Progress Report) expected to be released November 1, 2015. All APRs due on or after November 1 will be expected to use this new report. If you have an APR due in October, you will still use the current APR in ART; make sure to submit your  … Read more

Coming Soon to ServicePoint! New ESG CAPER

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Here is what we know: Bowman has released a beta version of the new ESG CAPER and is seeking your feedback! Try it out and send an email to with feedback that we’ll pass directly onto Bowman. This new report will be much longer than the current ESG CAPER as it reports on all  … Read more

Reminder MN HSG-LTH: Update HMIS Data by November 2, 2015


Message from Minnesota Housing Reminder: Please update your Long-Term Homelessness data in HMIS by November 2, 2015. While we are not collecting reports from you this quarter, we will monitor data quality through ServicePoint. If we have questions about your data or if you are part of a new project, we may contact you for  … Read more

How do the Changes to the Data Standards Impact Reports?

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Although we have updated your ServicePoint Assessments and Data Collection Forms to reflect the changes and new language for the Federal Data Standards, the reports are not automatically updated. Funder Reports (including Funder Data Quality Reports) will be updated prior to your next report due date, starting in January 2016. The Data Quality reports (found  … Read more

Update on Using HMIS to Complete Your NOFA Project Application

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Message from Bowman Systems: “There will be no reports that support the Renewal Project Application. The “0636 Project Participant 5A-5B NOFA 2013-2014” report is being retired and removed from the ART Gallery this week. This is due to clarifications in the 2015 Project Application Detailed Instructions that clarify the intent of the 5A and B  … Read more

Lead Agency’s Announcement of the New HMISMN.ORG!

Message from your Lead Agency: I’m happy to announce a new and visible step in the process of improving Minnesota’s HMIS. This week, a new and improved HMIS website was launched. I’d like to recognize the hard work of Nina Eagin and Laura Birdsong of Wilder Research in developing the new site.   The site  … Read more

Welcome to the New HMIS Website!

We are thrilled to roll out the new and improved HMIS website! View this short demo video to better understand where to find your HMIS resources on this site. We hope you can find everything you need, but be sure to let us know how this website could serve you better. Happy Browsing!

Federal Data Standards Changes Effective October 1, 2015

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Twice a year changes (big and small) occur to data standards that impact data collection and data entry. For Minnesota, these changes are effective July 1. For HUD (Federal), these changes are effective October 1. We have updated your Data Collection Forms to accommodate these changes effective today. Be sure to print new forms and discard  … Read more

2015 HMIS User Award Winners for Exemplary Data Quality!

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MH Housing-LTH: Julie Shannon, Project for Pride in Living DHS-OEO THP: The Rochester Salvation Army DHS-OEO HYA: LSS Metro Homeless Youth Program DHS-HTHP: Mandy Arden, Red Wing Youth Outreach HUD-ESG-DHS OEO: Julie Caraway-Jensen, Partners for Affordable Housing DHS-OEO ESP: Parents in Community Action MN Housing-FHPAP: Gail Beckman, Kootaska CoC-Wide Data Quality: Southwest CoC Thank you  … Read more

“Please Leave a Voicemail at the Beep.”


In addition to piloting the new form highlighted in our last communication (thanks to those already using it!), all calls to the Helpdesk will go directly to voicemail for the month of October for a pilot period. We hope this will help us to appropriately triage and prioritize calls so the right person with the  … Read more