If you are interested in serving on the HMIS Governing Board as an End User/Agency Member, there is still time to apply! The deadline to apply is midnight of Monday, February 4th and election of the new End User/Agency Member will take place at the February 11th HMIS Governing Board Meeting. Anyone is welcome to … Read more
You asked for it, and it is here! Behold, the Minnesota HMIS Knowledge Base! You can find the Knowledge Base on our website under the Training and Support section. What is a Knowledge Base? It is a collection of some of our frequently asked questions with answers from the team at ICA. Everything is sorted … Read more
As stated in our last newsletter, ICA is excited to release updated versions of our General HMIS Instructions and Households How-To Guide. Both of these documents are GREAT resources for all HMIS users. Check out the types of topics that are included in each document! General HMIS Instructions: Documenting the Release of Information (ROI) Statewide … Read more
The HMIS Helpdesk will be closed Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 22nd. Please plan accordingly.
FHPAP reports are due to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency on February 1st for both the Quarter 6 reporting period (10/1/18 – 12/31/18) and the biennium-to-date reporting period (7/1/17 – 12/31/18). Note that this is when reports are due to MHFA. Each agency receiving these funds should refer to their respective FHPAP grantee for the specific … Read more
LTH providers must submit Matrix reports to MN Housing by January 31, 2019. These reports cover the 2018 calendar year. For a detailed description of each report and instructions on how to pull them, please refer to the LTH User Guide. There are three Matrix reports to submit to the funder: 1. 1-2S Self Sufficiency … Read more
ICA is proud to announce that we have a project team working hard to revamp and update our current General HMIS Instructions and Household How-To Guide. Using our most frequent Helpdesk questions, and feedback from our Regional System Administrators who staff the Helpdesk, we hope the updated versions of these instructions will be a helpful … Read more
We have a new internal policy that requires, at minimum, two of the three fields to be an exact match prior to processing a merge request. First and Last Name SSN, and Date of Birth If two are an exact match, the third component cannot blatantly contradict the other (see the third example below). This … Read more
The Point-In-Time (PIT) Count is fast approaching. This year’s PIT night is January 23, 2019.This annual count of people experiencing homelessness involves HMIS users, ICA staff, CoC Coordinators, and volunteers. This is a truly communal effort, as folks from around Minnesota in our sector work together to take a one-night snapshot of the state of … Read more
The Helpdesk will be closed on Monday, December 31st and Tuesday, January 1st for the New Year’s holiday. We will have extra Helpdesk staff scheduled on other days. Please plan accordingly.