WISP News 9.25.2014

It's Happening THIS Weekend!!

We've been telling you it's coming and it's happening this weekend!  The 5.11 upgrade will be happening to the live site overnight on Saturday, Sep 27.  You will notice a slight visual change in the subassessments, but we will not be switching to the WI UDE Assessment until Monday for SSVF programs.  Other programs will switch to the new assessments in the following order:

9/30:  Programs entering LIVE client profile information will be switched over after 5pm.  Please contact us if you are entering data LIVE, if you want to make sure you are on the list.  wisp@icalliances.org 

10/2-3:    Remaining providers will be updated in this order:  CoC, ESG (ETH), SSSG, Other non-HUD funded housing, Other non-Federal service programs, PATH, RHY.

The overview webinars scheduled for 9/25 are full, but no worries, we will be recording them.  Please email wisp@icalliances.org to request the recording.  (It can't be posted to our website per Bowman's privacy policy).

Additionally, there are TWO 201: Refresher Courses scheduled in October that will largely focus on the changes to the sub assessments.


201: Refresher Course for Moderately New Users

Fri, Oct 3, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

Mon, Oct 13, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT


*NEW* Topics Covered: 

5.11 Sub Assessments -

Disability, Monthly Income, NonCash Benefits, and Health Insurance

Question/Answer Session

If you want to know WHY these changes are happening, you are encouraged to reivew the new 2014 Data Standards published by HUD.

HMIS Data Standards Updates - What Does October 1st Really Mean?
Above is a link to an email sent out by HUD earlier today.

ICA Releases "The State of Homelessness In Wisconsin (2013) Annual Report" The Institute for Community Alliances has compiled a report on homelessness in Wisconsin in 2013. The goal of this report is to serve as an overview of homelessness in Wisconsin and to provide recommendations moving forward in the effort to end homelessness statewide.

  • 7,556 persons experiencing homelessness were served by HMIS agencies in 2013.  
    • 11% are chronically homeless
    • 9% are children

To read or download the report click here.


340: ETH ART Report Training - DSO Report * NEW AMAZING UPDATES*

Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

We heard you & we have made changes! This training will highlight changes made to the report to allow a user to run 1 report for multiple funding streams (ESG, HPP, and match). We will talk about the Division of Housing's report and how to complete it with the data found in the report. We will also have time for you to ask your questions. 

If you have to use this report or enjoy using this report, we strongly encourage you to sign up for this training!

Annual HMIS Security Training Reminder

Per the HMIS Policy and Procedure Manual, all Users are required to take Security Training Annually.  If you have not yet done so, please visit our website where a recording of the training has been provided for you.