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

New User Training Closed from June 25th – July 9th, 2018


We will be closing our New User Online Training on June 25th. During this time, you will not be able to access our training. The last day for registration is June 18th and all new users must complete training (submit a Training Completion Form) by June 25th. All current new users going through training must  … Read more

Save the Date: Training on New HMIS Policies


The HMIS Governing Board and its Policy and Prioritization Committee recently approved new HMIS Policies. We’ll unveil these changes during the training listed below. What?  Training on new HMIS Policies! When?  April 18, 1-2:30 pm Why?  Learn about the changes! How? Webinar More info to come!

The 2017 AHAR Process Is Here! What Should Users Do?

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Attention All ES, TH, and PSH Agencies: What? Each October since 2007, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launches the data collection process that becomes the Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR). This is a nationwide estimate of households experiencing homelessness throughout 2016. To learn about the process, and your role, watch this 2017  … Read more

HMIS 2.0 Changes and Training Requirement


HMIS is going through the first part of the big changes related to HMIS 2.0. Here are the basics: The system is being restructured so designated CoC level and funder staff have more access to data. This will make better us of HMIS in Minnesota and your region. The system will be down for approximately  … Read more