WISP News 8.27.2014

Big Changes Are Coming!

You should have heard by now that HUD is overhauling it's data entry requirements for HMIS, including changes to both the Universal Data Elements and to Program Specific Data Entry Requirements.  Our staff are diligently working to ensure a smooth transition.  Some things you should be aware of:

1.  Sept. 27th ServicePoint will be upgraded to 5.11

2.  Sept. 28 and 29th ServicePoint will be available, but we are asking to only log in if
     absolutely needed as the assessment changes will be taking place throughout the

3.  All changes will be complete in ServicePoint on or before 10/1.  

4. All clients receiving service on or after Oct.1 will need to follow the new assessment

We will keep you posted as new information becomes available!

PATH Data Entry Guide Posted

The PATH data entry guide has been posted to the ICA website.  This is the same guide that was covered in the recent PATH provider trainings in July and August.  Please note that the guide is valid through September 30th.  Changes to PATH data entry workflow will require some adjustments to the guide, which will be covered via webinar in October.  Details will be provided in the near future

Job Posting

ETH Grants Administrator
The Wisconsin Department of Administration Division of Housing is seeking applicants for a Grants Specialist – Advanced to administer several grants, including the Emergency Solutions Grant.  Deadline is 9/4/2014.

Division of Housing Public Input Sessions

The Department of Administration’s Division of Housing (DOH) is asking for input to help us serve Wisconsin’s low to moderate income, homeless, and special needs citizens. DOH will be holding Public Input Sessions throughout Wisconsin in the months of August and September. Public feedback is critical to the success of distributing approximately $45 million each year for programs and new initiatives that help expand economic opportunities and affordable housing for some of our most vulnerable residents.  For more information, please click on the this link:  DOH Public Input Sessions

Milwaukee CoC HMIS News

The DSO Report trainings have been completed; all grant recipients should now be able to run/schedule reports.  ALL State ETH recipients must have their reports in to the City no later than Wednesday, August 27 at 10:00AM.  City ESG recipients must have their DSO reports no later than Wednesday September 10, 2014. Please be sure you are sending reports for each month, dating back to January 1, 2014, in a separate PDF format.  

If you continue to have issues, please contact Nancy Monarrez:Nancy.monarrez@icalliances.org


Interesting News Articles and Blogs

Homelessness Doesn't Discriminate
NAEH blog discussing a promotional video used in the “Rethink Homelessness” campaign, depicting actual homeless people holding cardboard signs bearing startling facts about their lives.

Homelessness and the Impossibility of a Good Night’s Sleep
For people living on the streets or in shelters, sleep deprivation can lead to a host of other problems.

The Number of Homeless Veterans Really is Falling
A statistician digs into whether veteran homelessness is falling on its own or because of the efforts being made to end it. His conclusions might surprise you.