Beginning in FY2015, all Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantees are required to use HMIS, operated by their local U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded Continuum of Care, or CoC, for all data reporting to the Family & Youth Services Bureau. (In order to make this expansion clear for the purpose of this document,  … Read more

HMIS Pioneer Moves On

As most of you receiving this message know, Minnesota’s HMIS is in a period of rapid change. Since the release of a system assessment report and subsequent multi-stakeholder visioning session in early 2014, we have implemented a major database restructure and radically changed the oversight structure, with more changes yet to come. All of this  … Read more

RHY Forms available

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New entry/exit forms are now available for programs receiving RHY (Runaway & Homeless Youth) funding.

“Go Live” at 10:00am today!

You can soon access ServicePoint!   Regaining Database Access As of 10am on Thursday, March 26, the system is live (users can start to log back into the system). You will not be able to log in until you have completed the Enter Data As (EDA) Workflow, 1-hour training requirement and passed the quiz. If  … Read more

HMIS Restructure: ServicePoint Down for Restructure Upgrade!

ServicePoint Downtime –  Friday, March 20 at 5:00pm – early AM of Thursday, March 26  (you cannot log-in during this time) HMIS Restructure Go Live – March 26 Regaining Database Access: You cannot log-in during ServicePoint downtime. An email will be sent at system “Go Live” to let you know you can now access the  … Read more

Expanded Access Training Launch & Registration Information


Update! 4/18/2016 – This information was provided for the initial pilot for “Expanded Access” (CoC Coordinators, Local System Administrators, and Funder Reporting Leads completing required training to gain access to ServicePoint). You can get the most up-to-date information regaridng training requirements for CoC Coordinators, Local System Administrators, and Funder Reporting Leads by visiting: https://hmismn.org/new-to-hmis-2/. Thank  … Read more

ART Report Troubleshooting

ART Instability Since the ART upgrade in mid‐January, the ART tool has often been very slow and at times simply not working. Our software vendor has been working to find and fix the problems. They’ve added memory three times, which brought significant improvement. In addition, the software vendor has brought in a consultant for the  … Read more