Turning Data into Insight Series: Using HMIS to Understand Systems

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This edition of Turning Data Into Insight spotlights how researchers, legislators, and policymakers use HMIS data to understand the homelessness assistance system and work toward improvements.   The information you collect and submit for projects like the Point in Time Count and the Housing Inventory Count is critical to ensuring decision-makers have an accurate picture of the work  … Read more

Join our Reporting & Evaluation Team – We’re Hiring!


We’re hiring two positions on the ICA Minnesota Reporting and Evaluation Team. The interview process for these positions has begun, so if you are interested in applying, please do so by Friday, May 24th! Reporting Specialist (12-month contract) Are you a whiz with data viz? Dabbled in SQL, R, Access, SAP BusinessObjects or Python? Do you  … Read more

FHPAP Quarterly Reports Due May 5th

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It is quarterly reporting time again for FHPAP programs! Only quarterly reports are due this time around, but it will be helpful to begin looking at your data for the entire grant period as the MHFA biennium comes to a close on June 30th.   Please run FHPAP reports to ensure that all clients and financial services  … Read more

DHS HTHP Quarterly Reports Due April 15th, 2019

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Quarterly reports for DHS HTHP programs are due April 15th, 2019 for the Q7 reporting period from 1/1/19 – 3/31/19. The following reports should be run and submitted directly to DHS:  DHS HTHP Demographics Counting Report  DHS HTHP Outcomes Counting Report  See the DHS-HTHP HMIS User Guide for more information.  

Updated FHPAP Tip Sheet Now Available

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Do you have new HMIS users entering client data for FHPAP programs? Have a report question that you cannot quite figure out yourself?   Check out the updated FHPAP Tip Sheet for helpful advice on Entry/Exits, Service Transactions, and FHPAP Reports.  Have remaining questions? Email the Helpdesk at mnhmis@icalliances.org 

Turning Data Into Insight Series: PIT and HIC

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In this edition of Turning Data Into Insight, we’re focusing on the Point-in-Time and Housing Inventory (it’s top of mind!). 2018 Map of Nationwide PIT and HIC Data ICA recently published a dashboard of national PIT and HIC data, highlighting the percent change between 2017 and 2018.  You can zoom into your community to learn the  … Read more

PIT Data Is In!

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Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Point-in-Time Count! The data is in, and data review is complete. It truly takes the efforts of entire communities to conduct this count and make data as complete and accurate as possible. We appreciate all of your contributions. ICA is currently compiling final PIT numbers to  … Read more

The FINAL Deadline for PIT Data Corrections is Monday, April 1st at 8am!

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This is your last PIT reminder! All data corrections must be complete by Monday, April 1st at 8am. All data for clients in program the night of January 23rd, 2019, for ALL Emergency Shelter, Safe Haven, and Transitional Housing projects in HMIS MUST BE COMPLETE by this time. If you still have corrections to make that you plan to prioritize between now and  … Read more

Final PIT DQ Deadline Approaching

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ICA and CoCs have spent the week carefully reviewing PIT data corrections and revising totals. As a community, we’ve made excellent progress on data quality.  Now, we pivot to targeted corrections for outstanding data quality issues. Watch for targeted correction emails from your RSA – please make time to respond quickly to these requests!  We will focus  … Read more