Sharing Disability Documentation in HMIS

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We recently received a question about whether the HMIS ROI allows an agency to upload and share Professional Statements of Need (PSN) or other documentation of a person’s disability status. Sharing this information can help reduce barriers to people accessing housing by making eligibility-related documentation more readily available to CES and to housing providers. After  … Read more

News from the HUD Exchange: HUD Conducting Survey of All RRH Programs

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From the HUD Exchange: “In April and May, HUD will be conducting a web-based survey of all rapid re-housing (RRH) programs as part of a national study to explore and document how RRH programs currently serve and interact with homeless households. RRH programs across the country, including Continuum of Care (CoC) program- and Emergency Solutions  … Read more

System Change for HYA and HTHP Outcomes Assessments

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On May 1, 2018, ICA made a change in HMIS that now requires an answer to every question in the MN: OEO HYA Outcomes and MN: DHS HTHP Outcomes assessments when completing the Interim Review for a client. “Yes” indicates the client accomplished the outcome. “No” means they are either not focused on that outcome  … Read more

May 2nd Meeting on MN Data Element Changes

Thank you to everyone that completed the recent HMIS survey! One of the topics you weighed in on was the data elements that we as a state choose to collect. We’ve summarized your suggestions here, which will be discussed at a joint meeting of the Policy & Prioritization and Implementation Committees of the Board. The  … Read more