What Do HMIS User Fees Pay For?


HMIS end user fees are an essential component of the overall Minnesota HMIS budget and can be used to cover a variety of expenses needed to operate Minnesota’s HMIS. Expenses covered by user fees will vary from year to year and may include: ICA staff expenses for administration of the system ICA does not charge  … Read more

2019 HMIS Annual Priorities

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The HMIS Governing Board, using input provided from other HMIS stakeholders, has developed five strategic priorities for the 2019 HMIS Operating Year to help ICA prioritize project requests. On November 19th, the HMIS Governing Board approved the following priorities for the 2019 HMIS Operating Year (ending 8/31/19):  Project requests that fall under one of these  … Read more

MN HMIS Accomplishments


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

2018 HMIS Policy Document, Webinar Slides, and Recording


In January, the HMIS Governing Board voted to approve new HMIS policies. On April 18th, ICA published the new policy document during a webinar training.  The webinar highlighted the key changes to HMIS policies, with a focus on the rationale behind each change and next steps involved. These policies are now in effect, so we  … Read more

Register Now: Training on New HMIS Policies


The HMIS Governing Board and its Policy and Prioritization Committee recently approved new HMIS Policies. Register now for the training in which we will unveil these changes. Your attendance is highly encouraged, but not required. What?  Training on new HMIS Policies! When?  April 18, 1-2:30 pm Why?  Learn about the changes! How? Webinar Note that  … Read more

We Want Your Input!


The HMIS Governing Board and its committees, along with ICA, have published a survey to gather input on three topics: 1) Minnesota-specific data elements, 2) HMIS priorities, and 3) user fees. The survey, which will be open through April 13th, contains fewer than 20 questions and allows participants to choose which of the three topics  … Read more