MN HMIS Accomplishments

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As we shared at the Annual Meeting, MN HMIS has seen improvements in bed coverage, data quality, and other system goals. Collectively, we are building the foundation needed to help HMIS inform better funding, planning, and policy decisions. We haven’t yet realized the full potential of HMIS, but ICA is encouraged by our progress and excited  … Read more

RHY Upload Dates

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The RHY upload period opened November 12th and will be open through Friday, November 30th. Data from 10/1/17 – 9/30/18 should be uploaded to RHYPoint. Grantees can run the 0263 RHY Data Quality Report to review their data before exporting. Each project type should be exported separately. For more details on Data Quality Reports and the  … Read more

One Week to Early Bird DQ Deadline for the LSA

Be your agency’s HMIS hero!    via GIPHY There is ONE WEEK left for the early bird deadline to resolve your data quality issues for the LSA (AHAR 2.0). All Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Re-housing, Street Outreach, and Safe Haven projects must have data issues resolved by end of day November 21st.  All participating agencies should have received an  … Read more

Winter is Coming; the LSA is HERE!

Today’s the day! The official launch of the LSA season.  We gave notice of the big changes underway with HUD’s Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) a few weeks back. The big project for us this time of year has a new face: the AHAR’s primary data source is now the Longitudinal System Analysis (LSA).   ICA has been  … Read more

Mediware Rebranding to WellSky

As you may have heard, Mediware has rebranded to WellSky.  As they put it, “WellSky is the culmination of Mediware’s long-term, strategic vision to unify all of our brands and deliver solutions and services that extend between and beyond the continuum of care.” What does this mean for us? This is not a new software.  … Read more

No Data Standards changes?!

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You’ll be glad to know that there are no federal data standards changes this year! Typically these changes take effect on October 1 each year, but due to the new Longitudinal System Analysis (LSA) report (formerly known as the AHAR), HUD and the federal partners are not making any changes in 2018.  Look out for  … Read more

RHY Providers – Prepare for the Upcoming Data Upload

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The RHY Data upload has historically been in November. As a reminder, you will be uploading your RHY Grant Data using the RHYMIS Export. This export is in the process of being updated by WellSky, but will be completed in time for the upload. Here are some things you can do to prepare for the  … Read more

FHPAP Reports Due November 2nd

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FHPAP Quarter 5 reports are due to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency on November 2nd, 2018 for reporting period 7/1/2018 – 9/30/2018. Note that this is when reports are due to Minnesota Housing. Each agency receiving these funds should refer to their respective FHPAP grantee for the specific due dates for data entry and clean up.  … Read more

PATH Reporting Period Open; New Report Available

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The annual reporting period for PATH has opened, for the reporting period 7/1/2017 – 6/30/2018. PATH grantees should run the PATH 2018 report for submission into PDX. New this year: grantees can upload the .csv file directly to PDX, saving time on data entry. The reporting period closes on December 31, 2018. For more information,  … Read more