Point-In-Time Count Approaching!

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The Point-In-Time (PIT) Count is fast approaching. This year’s PIT night is January 22, 2020.This annual count of people experiencing homelessness involves HMIS users, ICA staff, CoC Coordinators, and volunteers. This is a truly communal effort, as folks from around Minnesota in our sector work together to take a one-night snapshot of the state of  … Read more

2020 Point-in-Time Count will be Wednesday, January 22nd

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The 2020 Point-in-Time Count will be conducted in Minnesota on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. The PIT count is a one-night count of all sheltered and unsheltered persons in Minnesota.   Watch for communication from your Continuum of Care Coordinator(s) on local details.   ICA will again support this count with a PIT LIVE data portal for data  … Read more

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