FY2020 HUD HMIS Data Standards Changes

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On October 1, 2019, HUD is rolling out changes to the data elements they require all projects participating in HMIS to collect. This provides standardization for data collection around the country, allowing for a better understanding of homelessness around our country. Homelessness can then be analyzed at a national level, and compared to homelessness at  … Read more

Fall is Here, Time to Kick (Your Data Quality) Into Gear


In early October, ICA’s Regional System Administrators (RSAs) will be busy pulling reports for your projects and analyzing data for Federal Fiscal Year 2019, which runs October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019. Your RSA will be contacting you if your data needs some sort of attention (missing, errors, we need clarification, etc.). Please set  … Read more

Spotlight on a User: What’s Your Data Quality Plan?

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Agencies all across the state are working with individuals and families to help them find safe, secure housing. It is a driving force behind the work that many HMIS users do. One such agency, Washington County Community Services (WCCS), provides homeless outreach throughout Washington County, emergency shelter support, and front door and telephonic support for  … Read more

See You at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Conference!

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The ICA Minnesota team is excited to attend the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless conference this week, and to connect in person with so many of our stakeholders.   If you’ll be at the conference, look for our booth, where we’ll be promoting the Quarterly Data Quality redesign project. Stop by and learn how high-quality HMIS data can empower  … Read more

The Helpdesk Will Be Closed September 17th – 18th


The MN HMIS Helpdesk will be closed on Tuesday, September 17th and Wednesday, September 18th while our staff attend the MN Coalition for the Homeless Conference. We hope to see you there! We will have extra staff scheduled on Helpdesk before and after the closures and will still monitor for password resets while the Helpdesk  … Read more

Turning Data Into Insight: More resources for analyzing racial equity in the homeless response system

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If you’d like to learn more about racial equity within the homeless response system in Minnesota, ICA has developed data dashboards that can be used to explore differences in representation and experiences within the homelessness response system across racial and ethnic groups. The Racial Disparities in Homelessness dashboard is designed specifically to compare racial and  … Read more

Racial Equity in the Homelessness Response System: 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness and Capitol Hill Day, Washington DC


In July, Dani Gorman, an ICA System Administrator for the Hennepin CoC, attended the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness and Capitol Hill Day in Washington DC. “I learned how others across the nation are ending homelessness in their communities through data and innovative program approaches. The people that I met, and the knowledge and  … Read more