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December 2013
MN's HMIS - More ART refreshes, 2012 Dashboards, NOFA, and Thank you!

ART to refresh twice a day! Starting Dec 6; NOFA: Notice of Funding Availability; 2012 Homeless Service Use Dashboards now available; AHAR report deadline approaching; Spotlight: HUD APR changes and Interim Reviews; ServicePointer: Recorded Webinars are your friends!

October 2013
MN's HMIS - HUD Changes, Upgrades, and New Resources
 
HUD APR Changes and Interim Reviews; ServicePoint 5.8 Upgrade Oct 20th; Fiscal Year-End Changes Implemented in ServicePoint; HMIS at the MN Coalition for the Homeless Conference; Trainings and Report Due Dates; Spotlight: ESG Data Entry and Reporting Reminders; ServicePointer: Recorded Webinars Are Your Friends!; Under the Big Tent: Wilder Chautauqua on Homelessness

July 2013
Fiscal Year Reporting and System Updates

HMIS Fiscal Year Changes and New Resources; Data Quality Reports and Updated Instructions; Introducing: the New LTH Data Quality and Dashboards Reports; HUD CoC APR: Instructions Have Changed; HMIS End of State Fiscal Year Report Due Dates; Technical Assistance for MN's HMIS; Spotlight: Coordinated Assessment Webinar on August 6th; ServicePointer: HMIS Reporting Webinar Recorded

June 2013
Fiscal Year-End Changes and Important Updates

HMIS Fiscal Year Changes coming in July - make sure to prepare; HUD ESG programs in ServicePoint - resources and updates; HMIS browser and technology updates; HMIS Data Quality - what's new in 2013; Holiday HMIS Helpdesk hours; Spotlight: HMIS Reporting webinar - Register by July 1st; ServicePointer: New Household Changes Document

December 2012
It's STILL AHAR time! Timeline Reminder

Timeline reminder for HUD AHAR data cleaning; Holiday HMIS Helpdesk hours; Spotlight: Winter 2012-13 report due dates; ServicePointer: January PIT counts for CoCs

October 2012
It's AHAR time! Updates and Deadlines

It's AHAR Season! Details and deadlines; Data Quality Monitoring Plan - What you should know; Thanks! And HMIS End-User Award Winners; HMIS training updates; Spotlight: New long-distance Helpdesk number; ServicePointer: Backdating in ServicePoint 5

September 2012
MN's HMIS - Awards, Updates, and New Team Members

HMIS Provider Forum and User Awards at MCH Conference in October; Reminder: Data Quality Monitoring Plan starts October 15, 2012; Minnesota Service Use Dashboard Reports now available online!; System changes and known issues; HMIS Training updates; Spotlight: Welcome two new staff to MN's HMIS team!; ServicePointer: How well do you know your HUD APR?

June 2012
MN's HMIS Fiscal Year Changes - Important News and Updates

Fiscal Year Changes Document - Read Before July 1, 2012; Backdating and Data Entry - Important Review and Clarification; Updated Forms and Instructions - Download as of July 1, 2012; New HMIS Data Quality Support Process Begins 7/1/12; Known Issues in ServicePoint 5 as of June, 2012; Spotlight: Upcoming Report Due Dates; ServicePointer: FY Changes - Top 3 Things to Remember

April 2012
ServicePoint 5: Life After the Upgrade - Important Updates

New trainings and open computer labs near you - register today; Top 4 tips for ServicePoint 5; Known Issues in ServicePoint 5 - how they affect you; Spotlight: Spring 2012 report due dates; ServicePointer: Getting the most out of your SP5 resources

February 2012
Register! REQUIRED ServicePoint 5 training; ServicePoint down March 9 - 18: Plan accordingly; Spotlight: HMIS data contributes to ROI on supportive housing in MN; ServicePointer: Finish HUD and HPRP data checking BEFORE March 9

January 2012
Register today for your required ServicePoint 5 webinar training; ServicePoint 5 upgrade schedule at a glance; New ServicePoint 5 resources available online; Spotlight: A special message from the MN's HMIS team; ServicePointer: What other states are saying about ServicePoint 5

December 2011
Make Sure Your AHAR Data Is Ready; ServicePoint 5 Upgrade Around the Corner; HMIS Proposed Rule Released; Report Due Dates and Trainings; Spotlight: Homeless Service Use Report: Did You Know; ServicePointer: Resources and Webinars  
New Homeless Children and their Families Video Spot Released

October 2011
It's AHAR Season; ServicePoint 5 Update and Spec Check; HMIS 2011 User Award Winners Announced; Report Due Dates, Meetings, Events, and Trainings; Spotlight: Welcome to New HMIS Staff; ServicePointer: 2011 Data Standards Changes Revisited

September 2011
HMIS Provider Forum, Awards, and Governing Group at MCH Conference; September 2011 HMIS Changes; New HUD APR and Matrix Webinars Posted Online; Spotlight: HMIS Online Training Request Form; ServicePointer: "Total Monthly Income" for HUD and HPRP

July 2011
HMIS Data Collection Forms - New and Improved; HMIS Instructions Updated; New HUD APR Training; HMIS and the State Shutdown; Spotlight - Never Set "Receiving Income Source" to "No"    

June 2011
HMIS state funder changes effective July 1; New HUD APR training dates upcoming; ServicePoint 5 and computer spec check survey; Program descriptor survey; Spotlight: Minnesota Homeless Service Use Report 2010 released.

April 2011
ServicePoint software upgrade has been postponed until at least early 2012; Reasons to upgrade; Key points related to the upgrade; Spotlight: Resource for discounted computers.

February 2011
ServicePoint 5 upgrade postponed; Full-day new user training update.

January 2011
ServicePoint 5 upgrade dates; ServicePointer: Is your computer ready for ServicePoint 5; Spotlight: Thank you to our ServicePoint 5 demo site testers.

December 2010
ServicePoint 5 upgrade dates and training period; SP5 user-friendly features; Spotlight: HMIS user appreciation award winners; ServicePointer: Zip code of last permanent address.

August 2010
HMIS user appreciation awards; 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR); Spotlight: Homeless service use in Minnesota: Federal fiscal year 2009; ServicePointer: Data entry forms.

June 2010
New data standards are now available in ServicePoint; Materials for all funding sources are now available; List of ServicePoint changes; Data entry instructions.

May (26) 2010
New requirements; Spotlight: 2009 Minnesota Homeless Study; ServicePointer: New HMIS data entry forms and instructions will be out shortly.

May (5) 2010
ServicePoint changes; Trainings for new and current users; Spotlight: Use HMIS data to evaluate your program; ServicePointer: Help for users.

March 2010
New HPRP data check reports; Coming this summer: Homeless service use in Minnesota: federal fiscal year 2009; Spotlight: Congratulations AHAR participants; ServicePointer: Adding a new member to an existing household.

December 2009
The Advanced Reporting Tool (ART) update; How can ART be improved?; Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) first Quarterly Performance Report (QPR); Spotlight: HMIS data entry superstar agencies; Spotlight: Wilder launches Supportive Housing Outcomes Study; ServicePointer: Achieve perfect data.

October 2009
Every provider’s data quality counts; Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) data collection begins November 1, 2009; Spotlight: AHAR award winning Continuum of Care (CoC) regions; ServicePointer: Deleting Service Transactions and Entry/Exits.

September 2009
ServicePoint upgrade scheduled; DHS-Youth-specific changes; Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Programs (HPRP); Every provider’s data quality counts; HMIS at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Conference; HUD’s new draft data standards-comments due; Spotlight: Minnesota C.O.R.E;  ServicePointer: “H” is for History.

August 2009
September ServicePoint upgrade; Give your input on more changes to come;  Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP);  2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) data collection period;  Spotlight: New report uses HMIS data; ServicePointer: Household Data Sharing Assessment.

June 2009
ServicePoint changes effective July 1, 2009; LTH-specific FY09-10 changes, Short Webinar on LTH-specific FY09-10 changes; Minnesota’s HMIS Research Associate Position; Null Data reports for the HUD Exhibit 2 available;  Spotlight: Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP); ServicePointer: Zip code of last permanent address.

March 2009
Three more changes to save you time; Minnesota’s HMIS Report Center; Spotlight: Thank you to the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund and the Family Housing Fund; ServicePointer:  THP Services Transactions without end dates.

October 2008
HMIS provider forum; The state is lightening the load—again; Changes in MN state reports; 2008 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR); HUD proposes HMIS changes; Frequently asked HMIS questions; Spotlight: Homeless Youth: Finding Home; ServicePointer:  Assessments.

 

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