FHPAP Report Changes for the New Biennium & New M-PAT Report Instructions Available

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The first quarter for the new FHPAP 2020-2021 biennium just came to an end and the first reporting deadline is November 8th, 2019. The Minnesota Housing Reporting Timeline can be found on the MN Housing FHPAP site. The MN Prevention Assessment Tool Report Guidance has been updated with report guidance. This report will be submitted  … Read more

Reminder: Updated Versions of the General HMIS Instructions and Households How-To Guide Now Available!

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ICA revamped the General HMIS Instructions and Households How-To Guide to make them more comprehensive and easy to use, so be sure to check them out if you haven’t already! We used our most frequent Helpdesk questions to develop updated versions of these instructions that will be a helpful resource for all HMIS users. Like  … Read more

Announcing…Knowledge Base!

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You asked for it, and it is here! Behold, the Minnesota HMIS Knowledge Base! You can find the Knowledge Base on our website under the Training and Support section. What is a Knowledge Base? It is a collection of some of our frequently asked questions with answers from the team at ICA. Everything is sorted  … Read more

Updated General HMIS Instructions and Households How-To Guide are Now Available!

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As stated in our last newsletter, ICA is excited to release updated versions of our General HMIS Instructions and Households How-To Guide. Both of these documents are GREAT resources for all HMIS users. Check out the types of topics that are included in each document! General HMIS Instructions: Documenting the Release of Information (ROI) Statewide  … Read more

HOPWA User Guide and Data Collection Forms Now Available

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ICA MN has made available an HMIS user guide and data collection forms for HUD HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) grantees. These materials support compliance with funder requirements for that program. Check out these materials on the Forms and Instructions section of the website. Contact the Helpdesk with any questions about these materials.  

New Instructions for Housing Providers on CES Referrals Workflow

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ICA has received a number of requests for CES referrals workflow instructions that are customized specifically for housing providers receiving referrals and returning households to priority lists. The value of this is that those housing providers would not have to skip around the full instructions document to complete all the steps. Newly updated housing provider-specific  … Read more

RHY Workflow and User Role Changes

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This item is for projects receiving funding from HHS-RHY (Health and Human Services Runaway Homeless Youth). New RHY Data Entry and Reporting Instructions (November 2015) reflect the FYSB request that clients not be entered as “anonymous” or “unnamed,” as well as instructions on adding RHY Services and Referrals.  Also check out our 30-minute RHY Video  … Read more