Turning Data into Insight Series: Using HMIS to Understand Systems

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This edition of Turning Data Into Insight spotlights how researchers, legislators, and policymakers use HMIS data to understand the homelessness assistance system and work toward improvements.   The information you collect and submit for projects like the Point in Time Count and the Housing Inventory Count is critical to ensuring decision-makers have an accurate picture of the work  … Read more

Turning Data Into Insight Series: PIT and HIC

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In this edition of Turning Data Into Insight, we’re focusing on the Point-in-Time and Housing Inventory (it’s top of mind!). 2018 Map of Nationwide PIT and HIC Data ICA recently published a dashboard of national PIT and HIC data, highlighting the percent change between 2017 and 2018.  You can zoom into your community to learn the  … Read more

PIT Data Is In!

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Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Point-in-Time Count! The data is in, and data review is complete. It truly takes the efforts of entire communities to conduct this count and make data as complete and accurate as possible. We appreciate all of your contributions. ICA is currently compiling final PIT numbers to  … Read more

The FINAL Deadline for PIT Data Corrections is Monday, April 1st at 8am!

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This is your last PIT reminder! All data corrections must be complete by Monday, April 1st at 8am. All data for clients in program the night of January 23rd, 2019, for ALL Emergency Shelter, Safe Haven, and Transitional Housing projects in HMIS MUST BE COMPLETE by this time. If you still have corrections to make that you plan to prioritize between now and  … Read more

Final PIT DQ Deadline Approaching

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ICA and CoCs have spent the week carefully reviewing PIT data corrections and revising totals. As a community, we’ve made excellent progress on data quality.  Now, we pivot to targeted corrections for outstanding data quality issues. Watch for targeted correction emails from your RSA – please make time to respond quickly to these requests!  We will focus  … Read more

PIT Data Review #1 Deadline is Today at End of Day

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What Now? By now, all HMIS-participating ES and TH agencies have received that tailored email from your Regional System Administrator (RSA) with data corrections for the night of PIT. Today is the deadline for corrections! Over the next week, ICA will review corrections and overall data quality. What’s Next? After our review, we enter review  … Read more

PIT Report Enhancements; Deadline Extended by 1 Week

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An important announcement for ES and TH users concerning the Point-in-Time Count: We released a new version of the 0630 Sheltered PIT Report with important feature enhancements. It now more clearly identifies errors, needed corrections, AND length of stay issues. Even if you ran this report in the past, you will need to review the data  … Read more

PIT in the News!

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Many of our partners across the state were featured in local news stories about the 2018 PIT Count. Check out the media coverage on the 2018 PIT Count page of our website.

PIT Update

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PIT data entry in HMIS should be complete. We recently learned of an upcoming Mediware release of the Sheltered PIT report in HMIS. Because of this, we may reach out to users with additional data corrections in the next few weeks. We thank you in advance for your quick response and attention to these needed  … Read more